During the festive season, you may have plans to stay with friends or family. It’s important to remember the ABCs of safer sleep to help you decide where to sleep your baby while staying away from home at Christmas.
It’s important to sleep your baby on their back at the beginning of every sleep or nap (day and night) as it significantly reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).. The safest place to sleep your baby is in a cot or Moses basket on a firm, flat waterproof mattress.
Using a travel cot
Some parents feel that travel cot mattresses are too hard but don’t be tempted to place folded blankets or a quilt under the baby to make them ‘more comfortable’. The safest place for your baby is to sleep on a firm, flat and waterproof mattress in good condition. You can read more information on mattresses here.
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You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.