Safe Environment

How to make your home and other environments safe for babies and young children.

Baby should sleep in a safe sleeping environment for all sleeps including naps, both night and day. But what is a safe sleeping environment?

The safest place to sleep baby from birth is in a safe cot, which complies with the as/nzs mandatory standards for either household or folding (portable) cots, in the same room as an adult caregiver for the first six to 12 months of life.

Slings and baby-carriers are useful for holding a baby hands-free. But they can be dangerous for your baby if worn incorrectly or if the wrong type of sling is used. Learn more about how to choose a safe slings for baby