PLEASE NOTE – To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) the safest place for a baby to sleep is in their own clear, flat, separate sleep space, such as a cot or Moses basket. However, we know that many parents find themselves co-sleeping whether they mean to or not. Wherever you’re planning for your baby to sleep we recommend making your bed a safer place for baby. Our advice on co-sleeping with your baby will tell you how.
1.) Keep pillows and adult bedding away from baby to protect them against overheating.
2.) Check your baby cannot be trapped, wedged or fall out of bed
3.) Keep other children and pets out of the bed
4.) Do not share a bed with your baby if anyone in the bed has recently drunk alcohol, smoked or taken any drugs (including sleep tablets)
5.) Do not share a bed with a premature baby (born 37 weeks or earlier or weighed under 5 ½ lbs when born)