October is SIDS Awareness Month!

SIDS is rare, so don't let worrying about it stop you enjoying your baby's first few months. Follow the advice below to reduce the risks as much as possible:

  • Put your sleeping baby down on her back every time you put her down to sleep - naps, at night, or any time.
  • Keep your sleeping baby close, but not in your bed, just return her to her own cradle, bassinet, or crib when you're ready to sleep.
  • Breastfeed as long as you can as some studies show that breastfeeding may lower the risk of SIDS by 50%.
  • Keep your baby from overheating by dressing her in light, comfortable clothes at a room temperature that's comfortable for an adult.

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