Safe Sleeping

Six ways to sleep baby safely and reduce the risk sudden unexpected death in infancy

  1. Sleep baby on back

  2. Keep head & face uncovered. Baby on the backfeet to the bottom of the cot. Blankets tucked in firmly. Use a safe baby sleeping bag with fitted neck and armholes and no hood.

  3. Keep baby smoke free before & after birth.

  4. Safe sleeping environment night and day. Safe cot: should meet current Australian Standard AS217. Safe mattress: firm, clean, flat, right, size for cot. Safe bedding: soft surfaces and bulky bedding increase the risk of sudden infant death.

  5. Sleep baby in safe cot parents’ room.

  6. Breastfeed baby


Red nose. Safe sleeping.

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