Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, there continue to be infant deaths attributed to parents co- sleeping with their babies and other causal factors (i.e. babies sleeping on the sofa, parental alcohol behaviours). All of these infant deaths could probably have been prevented through ‘Safer Sleeping’.
Both Local Safeguarding Children Boards are actively campaigning to reach practitioners and parents about the potential risks of sleeping with babies. To increase awareness we are promoting the use of the lullaby trust leaflet on ‘safer sleeping’ to parents and professionals, available to download below.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby where no cause is found. While SIDS is rare, it can still happen and there are steps parents can take to help reduce the chance of this tragedy occurring.