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Wirral Community NHS Trust supports safer sleep for babies

Wirral Community NHS Trust is supporting National Safe Sleep Week (14 – 20 March) to try and reduce the number of sudden infant deaths.

Over 300 babies die from sudden unexpected death every year in the UK.

Angela Price from the Community Trust’s 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service, said: “There are six simple steps to safer sleep for babies. By making sure that everyone knows them, we can help to reduce the risk of sudden infant death. Our health visitors can offer support and advice to help parents and carers across Wirral.”

  1. keep baby away from smoke, before and after birth
  2. put baby in a cot, crib or moses basket to sleep - never fall asleep with them on a sofa or chair
  3. never fall asleep with baby after drinking or taking drugs/medication
  4. put baby to sleep on their back with their feet to the foot of the cot
  5. keep baby’s head and face uncovered and make sure they don’t get too hot
  6. breastfeed your baby - support is available if you need it

For more information, help or support, call Wirral 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service on 0151 514 0219, or visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/0219HVHub  More details are also available on our website www.wirralct.nhs.uk 

 

Download the Safer Sleep for Babies Promo (PDF) / (Powerpoint) here. 

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:30

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