How to safely use second-hand sleeping products for babies

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This week is Safer Sleep Week, The Lullaby Trust’s national awareness campaign aimed at anyone looking after a young baby. It aims to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and the proven advice on how parents can reduce the risk of it occurring.

Young parents under the age of 20 are three times more likely to suffer the unexpected death of their baby than those who are older. Knowing this, we want to continue to reach out to young parents with our safer sleep message.

Some parents might not be able to buy brand new sleeping products for their baby. Instead, they might be given products from family or friends or buy second-hand.

We spoke to a few young parents who have shared their experiences, what they would do differently and give advice on how to use second-hand products safely! Find out more in the video below 🙂

How to safely use second-hand sleeping products for babies

Our young parents also spoke to us about their experiences of feeling influenced by family members, friends and marketing when it came to buying products for their baby. They also offer great advice on how to handle the pressure of choosing products for babies and feeling confident in your own decisions.  Find out more, here.

If you have any questions or queries about second-hand products and safer sleep, please feel free to get in touch at

You can also read 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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