Some parents choose to bed share with their baby. It’s important for you to understand that there are some risks. And sharing a bed with your baby if you smoke or your partner smokes can be dangerous.
It is important that you don’t bed share with your baby if you or your partner smokes. Even if you don’t smoke in the bedroom or in your home, it’s still important to not bed share in these circumstances.
The chance of SIDS when sharing a bed with your baby if you smoke or your partner smokes is much greater than if you were both non-smokers.
We understand that giving up smoking can be difficult. But there is plenty of support out there to help you. Whether that’s online, face-to-face or on the phone. Either way you can find what’s best for you!
You can find more advice on smoking and SIDS here, but if you have any questions or queries, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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