Sleeping Tips

Working with the NHS, the Lullaby Trust promotes expert advice on a safer sleep for babies. We work hard to raise awareness of SIDS and aim to make sure all parents receive up to date and scientifically proven advice on how they can keep their baby as safe as possible.

Make sure that you check the Lullaby Trust’s lifesaving safer sleep advice.

Safer Sleep Advice

This advice gives simple steps for how you can put your baby to sleep and reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), giving you the peace of mind to enjoy this special time. The advice is based on strong scientific evidence and should be followed every time you put baby down to sleep.

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This animated video shows how you can put your baby to sleep as safely as possible or you can find more detailed information below.

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Also, check our Safe Use Advice – Cot Bed.



There is a reason parents devote so much time to select the right cot, A cot is the safe place for your infant to recharge. But many moms find that baby does not like to sleep in a cot, only – in your arms or car seat while your drive aimlessly. Per study of Jodi Mindell, Ph.D, “After babies hit the 6 month mark, their napping and nighttime habits become harder to change,” this is the time to teach baby to sleep in cot.

Why baby does not like to sleep the cot? Ph.D Polly Moore research shows that a baby can tell if she’s being held by one of her parents or someone else. She knows that mommy feels and smells like.

Common traps

Parents hold baby after baby nods off after a feeding. Cosying up could become the only way to calm the baby later.

Sometime, babies prefer upright position – a carrier or sling, to doze off, may expect that every day.

Baby only sleep in bouncy seat or car seat – movement and motion is only way to nap.

Tips to help baby sleep in a cot



Download The Lullaby Trust - Safer Sleep Guide

Safer sleep for babies - A guide for parents