questions and answers about safe sleep
The advice in this leaflet is based on scientific research and has
helped reduce cot death rates by 75%.
what bedding should I use for my baby?
If your baby is under one year, never use a duvet, quilt or pillow
Instead, use light clothing and a baby sleeping bag or light
blankets firmly tucked in no higher than the shoulders. Place
your baby with their feet to the foot of the cot, to prevent them
wriggling down under the covers.
sheet and 2
how many blankets does my baby need?
It depends on how warm the room is and how thick the blankets
are, but to check if your baby is too hot, look for sweating or feel
the back of your baby's neck or their tummy. Don't worry if their
hands or feet are cool - this is normal, If your baby is too hot,
remove one or more layers of blankets. Use this chart as a guide.
sheet and 3
how warm should my baby's room be?
Babies don't need hot rooms. In fact, the ideal room temperature
is 16-20°C. All-night heating is rarely needed and babies should
never sleep next to a radiator or in direct sunlight. Remember to
keep your baby's head uncovered.
can I use a baby sleeping bag for my baby?
Yes, you can use a baby sleeping bag so long as it is the right
size for your baby and also the right tog rating, so it's not too hot
or too cold for your baby to wear depending on the time of year.
what kind of mattress should I use?
It is very important that your baby's mattress is kept clean and
dry. Ideally, you should buy a new mattress for each new baby.
Recent medical research suggests there may also be an
increase risk of cot death if a baby is sleeping on a mattress
previously used bya baby from another home.
This seems to be largely down to the bacteria that can be
found in used cot mattresses. The research is not saying there is
a definite risk from used mattresses but the way of avoiding a
potential risk is to use a new mattress for every new baby.
can my baby share my bed?
The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot or crib in
your bedroom for the first six months. There is a proven risk in
sharing a bed with your baby if you (or your partner) smoke
even if you never smoke in bed or at home, have been drinking
alcohol, taken drugs or medication that make you drowsy, or if
you feel very tired. There is also a risk in bed-sharing if your baby
was born prematurely, was small at birth or is less than three
for further information
please approach our retail staff for assistance or contact
Customer care department at 6513 3270 /
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