Red Nose's six safe sleep recommendations help reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy.
The latest evidence-based advice from Red Nose on how to sleep baby safely.
How to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.
The first of the six safe sleeping recommendations is to sleep baby on their back from birth. It’s a recommendation that has largely contributed to an 85 per cent reduction in SIDS deaths since the 1990s.
Research shows a clear link between overheating and an increased risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy, so it is important that parents and carers know how to dress baby for sleep.
Red Nose recommends that the safest place to sleep baby is in their own safe cot. However, we know that some parents do choose to co-sleep or bring baby to bed with them. If you're going to co-sleep, make sure you know the risks and follow our advice for safer co-sleeping.