Safe Sleep Week 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in Safe Sleep Week and for trusting us to help you keep your little ones safe. Held from 7 to 13 March 2022, Safe Sleep Week is Red Nose’s annual national awareness campaign to help save little lives.

Baby awake

Safe Sleep Week provided practical advice to parents and caregivers to help reduce the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (including SIDS and fatal sleep accidents).

We delivered information to health professionals around key topics in the safe sleep sector.

We highlighted our Six Safe Sleep recommendations and gave further background and information on why these are the recommendations. This easy-to-understand advice can help parents to reduce the risk of harm to their sleeping babies. This year we focused on the accessibility of language around the 6 safe sleep recommendations.

Safe Sleep Week provided practical advice to parents and caregivers to help reduce the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (including SIDS and fatal sleep accidents).

Throughout the week, we explored topics such as:

• Why you should always sleep baby on their back

• Why baby’s head and face should be uncovered during sleep

• How to create a safe sleep environment

• Why sleeping bub in your room is best

• How health professionals can work better with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

• Breastfeeding and its benefits

• Safer co-sleeping

Safe Sleep Week 2022 ran across Red Nose’s social media channels and website and included live Q & A parent session sessions, plus new updated education tools, videos and more.

Parents and carers can still see all our posts on our social media channels or visit our Safe Sleep Hub.

Our six Safe Sleep recommendations

1. Always place baby on their back to sleep

2. Keep baby’s face and head uncovered

3. Keep baby smoke free, before and after birth

4. Safe sleeping environment, night and day

5. Sleep baby in a safe cot in parents’ or caregiver’s room for the first 6-12 months

6. Breastfeed baby if possible

​Safe Sleep Week was proudly supported by Bonds, Sheridan and V-Tech