What you need to know to keep your baby safe while sleeping

Six safe sleep recommendations to reduce the risk of sudden infant death

Red Nose Australia recommends the following as part of post-natal care for babies in their first year:

  1. Always place baby on their back to sleep.
  2. Keep baby’s head and face uncovered.
  3. Keep baby smoke-free, before and after the birth.
  4. Safe sleeping environment, night and day.
  5. Sleep baby in their own safe sleep space in the parent’s or caregiver’s room for the first 6 months.
  6. Breastfeed baby.

For the most detailed and up-to-date information on each of the six safe sleep steps and other post-natal care tips from Red Nose Australia click here.

This information is general in nature and individualised medical advice should be sought from a general practitioner (GP) or appropriate medical practitioner.

Salveo Healthcare provides these blog resources to support new parents in Tasmania (North & Northwest) as part of St.LukesHealth Private Post-Natal Services.