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Safer Sleeping

Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months of their lives so it’s important to ensure that they are sleeping as safely as possible.

QUICK TIPS FOR SAFER SLEEP

These tips have been provided by the Lullaby Trust - click here to visit there website for more information and advice.

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

  • Always place your baby on their back to sleep
  • Keep your baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth
  • Place your baby to sleep in a separate cot or Moses basket in the same room as you for the first 6 months
  • Breastfeed your baby, if you can
  • Use a firm, flat, waterproof mattress in good condition
THINGS TO AVOID:

  • Never sleep on a sofa or in an armchair with your baby
  • Don’t sleep in the same bed as your baby if you smoke, drink or take drugs or are extremely tired, if your baby was born prematurely or was of low birth-weight
  • Avoid letting your baby get too hot
  • Don’t cover your baby’s face or head while sleeping or use loose bedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download their easy read card for safer sleep for babies by clicking on this link

To contact the Lullaby Tust - bereavement support: 0808 802 6868 and information & advice: 0808 802 6869

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Preventing accidents

CAPT - useful organisation to contact regarding preventing accidents is:

Child Accident Prevention Trust

To visit their website click here

 

Health advice

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Click here for lots of useful information on keeping your baby safe

News

May 2017 newsletter

Click here for our latest newsletter

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here