In this section, you'll find out:

  • what safe sleep practices are, and how they can lower the risk of SUDI
  • how to make your baby's bed and bedroom safe 
  • how to safely share your bed with your baby
  • about making the move from a cot to a bed
  • how to use a baby carrier safely.

You may be interested in the Health Promotion Agency / Te Hiringa Hauora campaign: Safe and healthy sleep for pēpe and whānau / Manaaki Tamariki: Kia au tō moe. Learn more about the campaign here. Watch ‘Just When the Sun Goes Down’, a lullaby that can be used to calm pēpē, māmā and whoever else puts baby to sleep.  

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