Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months of their lives so it’s important to ensure that they are sleeping as safely as possible. For more information on safer sleep for your baby, please see the resources below.
- Baby Sleep Info Source Website (BASIS) provides information for parents who wish to make informed choices about infant sleep and night-time care.
- Lullaby Trust Website promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death (also referred to as 'cot death').
- Lift the Baby: A safe sleep advice video clip made by NHS, lullaby trust and London Irish rugby team to reduce the number of babies who have died of SIDS, because dads have fallen asleep on the sofa with babies.
Information on how to establish a good bedtime routine and environment can be found below.
Sleep advice for children
Children Sleep Charity
The health visiting service offer 1:1 sessions or small groups for parents who are struggling to get their toddler to sleep.
For Children with additional needs
The health visiting service offer some 1:1 sessions on how to establish good sleep routines.
Sleep and autism
Sleep advice for parents with disabled children
Sleeping difficulties in children and young people with learning disabilities leaflet