You should always place your baby on their back to sleep, never on their front or side.
There is significant evidence from around the globe to show that sleeping your baby on their back at the beginning of every sleep or nap (day and night) significantly reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
How to sleep your baby – Things you should remember
- Sleeping a baby on their front or side greatly increases the chance of SIDS
- It is important that you always put your baby on their back as part of their regular sleep routine – the chance of SIDS is particularly high for babies who are sometimes placed on their front or side.
- From day one keep putting them to sleep on their backs for every day and night time sleep
What if my baby rolls onto their tummy?
If your baby has rolled onto their tummy, turn them onto their back again. Once your baby can roll from back to front and back again, on their own, you can leave them to find their own position.
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You can find more information about how to sleep your baby and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.