Safer sleep for babies

These Safer Sleep for Babies guides have been produced by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.

The guides have been developed in partnership with the Lullaby Trust, UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and the Baby Sleep Information Source based at Durham University.

Safer sleep for babies: guide for parents and carers

The information in this guide written for parents and carers has saved many babies’ lives.

It is important that anyone involved in the care of a baby is aware of this advice.

Safer sleep for babies: guide for professionals

This guide is for health professionals. The role of the health professional is crucial. They are in the best position to provide advice, support and to talk with families and carers about how to avoid specific risks. 

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This guide is for everyone involved with babies. It contains the key messages to ensure babies sleep safely.  


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