Infant Safe Sleeping
Keeping your baby safe when they are sleeping
SUDI stands for sudden, unexpected death in infancy.
To reduce the risk of SUDI infants under two years of age must:
- sleep face up
- sleep with face clear
- be smokefree
For more information on SUDI see the following resources:
- The kidshealth website
- Change for our children have produced the following leaflet on safe sleep essentials:Safe sleep essentials page 1 Safe sleep essentials page The website also has information on pēpi-pods®.
- Hapai Te Hauora national SUDI prevention coordination service website.
- Tapuaki website which provides information on pregnancy and parenting, including safe sleep practices, as part of a Well Pacific mother and infant service.
Infant safe sleeping in Starship
- Ensure your child is always in its own safe sleeping space
- Infants should be on their back to sleep
- Children under two years of age must be in a cot
- Always keep cot sides up
- Keep the cot clear of toys
- Do not use pillows for children under the age of one year
- Do not sleep in the same bed as your child
- Do not leave your child in a stroller or car seat to sleep
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