Information on e-cigarettes and how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
There is currently no research relating to e-cigarettes and SIDS, but using an e-cigarette appears to be much safer than continuing to smoke cigarettes; both in pregnancy and once your baby is born.
As there is no direct research on using e-cigarettes and SIDS, it’s best not to share a bed with your baby if you smoke e-cigarettes.
The safest option is to give up smoking entirely, but if you choose to use e-cigarettes instead then this is likely to be safer. The most important thing is to stay smoke-free and protect your baby from the harm of second-hand smoke. If using an e-cigarette allows you to remain smoke-free then this is likely to be safer than smoking.
Remember, you should never share a bed if you smoke or have consumed alcohol or any other drugs (including medication that can make you drowsy).
For more information about e-cigarettes in pregnancy take a look at the infographic produced by The Lullaby Trust along with other charities.
Please read our fact sheet on smoking for more information about e-cigarettes.
If you have any questions about safer sleep advice and e-cigarettes, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.