We recommend your baby sleeps in the same room as you for the first six months.
To reduce the risk of sudden infant death (SIDS), you should:
The Lullaby Trust recommends keeping your baby close by in a separate cot or Moses basket. This also makes it easier to cope with night feeds.
In the first few months they may roll onto their front. Gently place them back onto their back until they can confidently roll over and back without support.
Check in with your health visitor if you want to make sure the way your child sleeps is safe for their stage of development.
You can also read the NHS guidance on reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Many babies fall asleep during the day in their buggy, car seat, or other places where they feel comfortable.
It’s tempting to let your baby stay asleep in a car seat even once you stop driving. We recommend that you move your baby to a safer surface. The Lullaby Trust has information on safe sleeping in car seats.
If they have fallen asleep on a flat, stable surface, like a pram, it’s ok to let them sleep. Make sure you remove any extra layers, blankets and toys so that they don’t get too hot or risk suffocation.