Thanks to the work of organisations like SIDS and Kids there is much greater awareness about what to do to help your baby sleep safely.

The key things to remember:

1. Sleep baby on the back from birth, not on the tummy or side

2. Sleep baby with head and face uncovered

3. Keep baby smoke free before birth and after

4. Provide a safe sleeping environment night and day

5. Sleep baby in their own safe sleeping place in the same room as an adult caregiver for the first six to twelve months

6. Breastfeed baby

Removing blankets from cots or cribs and using a well fitted sleeping bag or Cocoon swaddle instead, can help keep baby's head and face uncovered.

For more information regarding SIDS and Kids, visit their website at