Is it okay to sleep with my baby?
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research has shown that the safest place for young babies to sleep is in a cot or bassinet next to their parent's bed.
- Babies who have their heads covered, whose breathing is blocked in some way, or who become too hot, may be more likely to die suddenly.
- In societies where adults sleep on soft beds with soft pillows, blankets and quilts, babies sleeping in these beds may become covered, find it difficult to breathe and get hot.
- Do not put your child to sleep on a couch, recliner, cushion or pillow.