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Safe sleeping tips

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Newborn babies tend to sleep a lot – they just don’t sleep for very long at any one time! So you probably won’t get much sleep yourself, especially to begin with. But there’s nothing nicer than seeing your wee one happily snoozing – especially if you can grab a quick nap too. It’s always good to know how to keep your baby safe while they’re asleep, so here are some great tips for sweet dreams.

The video below shows you how you can keep your baby sleep when they're in the Baby Box.

Top tips from parents

What the professionals say

"We introduce safe sleeping right from early pregnancy so that mums and dads get an idea of some of the equipment they need to think about, the equipment they need to buy to avoid things like cot bumpers, avoiding putting things into cots, just having the cots with blankets only, having cellular blankets rather than cot quilts or anything like that, to avoid pillows, and we try so that they’re starting to think about all that even during pregnancy.”

Pamela Murray, Family Nurse and Midwife

More information

For more information on how to make sure your baby is sleeping safely, visit the Ready Steady Baby website. You can also speak to your midwife or health visitor.

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Last updated: 15 Mar, 2021