Safe Sleep Environment

For more information about creating a Safe Sleep Environment, visit the NHS website. Other useful sites include: NHS What You'll Need for Your Baby and The Lullaby Trust.

  • Baby should sleep in the same room, next to where parents sleep.
  • Baby’s crib should be free of toys, blankets, pillows, crib bumpers, and soft objects.
  • Use a firm and flat mattress, covered by a fitted sheet. Baby’s cot should meet British safety standard BS EN 716.
  • Baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or chair alone or with another person.
  • Remember, to reduce risk of SIDS, baby should sleep on their back. They should wear appropriate sleep clothing such as a wearable blanket or footie pajamas.