How to sleep your baby

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Sleeping babyYou 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).

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

If you have any questions or queries about safer sleep advice and twins, please feel free to get in touch at

You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.


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