Safe Sleeping For Babies

Safe Sleeping For Babies

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It may not seem like it to a new mother, but your newborn baby will sleep, on average, for over 16 hours per day, and while this amount of sleep will reduce as your baby grows, even at one year old your baby could still be sleeping for more than 13 hours a day.

This sleep may be split up in to a number of small naps with (hopefully!) a longer sleep at night time.

There are many things that a new mum will worry about when their baby arrives and sleep is one of them. How can I establish a healthy sleep routine for my baby? Is my baby getting enough sleep? What about SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death), SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and Fatal Sleep Accidents?

Keeping your baby safe while they sleep is important, especially if you are considering co-sleeping and there are some simple guidelines which you can follow to minimise the risks to your baby that can occur while they sleep.

This useful infographic explains about the importance of baby sleep safety. You can learn more about the importance of baby sleep safety and the do's and don'ts of baby sleep at Mom Loves

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