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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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Safer Sleeping week

From the 16-23 March 2015 The Lullaby Trust and partners aim to make sure parents in the UK know the importance of safer sleep and are aware of how to reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Get involved in Safer Sleep Week

Promote Safer Sleep Week on social media and/or your website at 10am on Monday 16th March and all week from 16-23 March 2015 using the hashtag #safersleepweek

Promote Lullaby Trust safer sleep advice. If you have ever published a safer sleep blog or piece of editorial, re-publish it at the start of the week

Ensure any friends, family or colleagues who are expecting a baby or have young children know our safer sleep advice

Link new parents and parents to be to the free online resources from The Lullaby Trust

Get involved in our ‘Ask the Expert’Facebook chat hosted by Bounty Parenting Club on Wednesday 18th March by sending Lullaby Trust experts questions about safer sleep. You can also support by sharing some of our questions and answers to followers/readers

Ask your local authority to join the campaign and order our free Safer Sleep Week leaflets for new parents

 

Another useful organisation to contact that offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies - visit their website here

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

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website