A few simple precautions will help ensure that your little one stays safe and sound while sleeping.
According to the NHS, the safest option is for your baby to sleep in their cot in your room for the first 6 months.
Wherever your baby is sleeping, however, the following safety advice applies:
- Make sure your baby's cot is out of reach of any cords on curtains, blinds or lights
- If your baby is under 1 year old, don’t use a duvet, quilt or pillows in the cot, as they pose a risk of suffocation
- The safest sleeping position for babies is on their backs, with their feet at the foot of the cot. (Once your baby learns to roll over, though, they may turn on to their side or tummy while sleeping; this isn’t a risk, so don’t worry!)