From 13-19 March 2017, The Lullaby Trust is running its annual awareness campaign, Safer Sleep Week. The campaign is aimed at anyone who looks after a young baby. By sharing up-to-date information, it hopes to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and its risk factors.
Reducing SIDS risks
This year’s campaign week is focusing on going ‘back to basics’. A recent survey conducted by The Lullaby Trust revealed that parents are still uncertain about the safest way to put their baby to sleep.
Around 700,000 babies are born every year in the UK. Sadly around 4 babies a week still die from SIDS. If all parents and carers were aware of safest sleep advice then many little lives could be saved.
To put their campaign into action, The Lullaby Trust wants to put their safe sleep advice into straightforward terms. No more confusion, just simple info and simple steps to help protect babies.
Safer Sleep Advice
Remember, you can avoid accidents by removing all pillows, soft bedding, cot bumpers and soft toys from the Moses basket, crib, or cot.
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For more information on Safer Sleep Week visit www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-week