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Safe sleeping for babies

Learn how to make every sleep a safe sleep for your baby and how to prevent sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).

Sudden unexpected death in infancy is when a baby dies suddenly in its sleep. You may also know this as cot death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Being smokefree in pregnancy and around babies reduces the risk of cot death. For help to stop smoking or make your household smokefree see How to become smokefree.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated May 2017.

If you or your family have experienced the sudden death of a baby, see the following page for information about organisations that can offer you support:

Cot death

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