Reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
SIDS is rare, so don’t let worrying about it stop you enjoying your baby’s first few months.
Putting your baby on their back to sleep, in a cot in the same room as you, for the first six months is one way to reduce your baby’s risk even further.
Not smoking during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and not letting anyone else smoke in the same room as your baby, will also help to protect them.
See some more tips on reducing the risk of SIDS.