Room sharing with your baby
Room sharing with your baby.
We advise that the safest place for a baby to sleep is in a separate cot, crib or Moses basket in the same room as you for the first 6 months, day and night.
A large study of evidence from across Europe found that the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) was much lower when the baby slept in the same room but not the same bed as mum and dad or whoever is looking after them, for example, grandparents.
We would advise you to start sleeping your baby in their own cot or Moses basket from day one so your baby can get into a routine.
If your baby isn’t settling in their cot or Moses basket, just keep persevering. You can try moving their cot close to your bed to make them feel more secure and comforted.
If you have any questions about room sharing with your baby, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch.