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Safe sleeping with baby

The vast majority of parents share a bed with their baby, especially if they are breastfeeding. This makes it easier for both the baby and the parents to sleep.

There are a few important guidelines that you need to follow to make sure you are sleeping with baby in a safe way:

• Only share sleep with a baby on a firm surface, without any pillows, toys, heavy bed linens or blankets
• Make sure any crevices and openings between furniture, walls and mattresses are closed so baby cannot roll and fall anywhere
• Babies should never sleep on surfaces like couches, chairs or on any soft surface, either alone or with another person

Sharing sleep safely