Every year over 500 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly and over half of those deaths remain unexplained. We don’t know what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) but what we do know is that there are simple steps parents can take to reduce the risk of it happening.
If all parents followed safer sleep advice, many lives could be saved and the work of Lullaby Trust raise awareness of SIDS. They aim to make sure all parents receive up to date and scientifically-proven advice on how they can keep their baby as safe as possible.
How to reduce the risk of SIDS - The Lullaby Trust
Their safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death. It can give you the peace of mind to enjoy this special time.
Their advice is based on strong scientific evidence and should be followed for all sleep periods, not just at night.
If you have any questions about SIDS or safer sleep, please call our information line on 0808 802 6869 (lines open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm).
For more information and advice visit Safer Sleep Advice