Co-sleeping and SIDS

A Guide for Health Professionals

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This infographic and guidance is designed to support health professionals when discussing co-sleeping and SIDS with parents. Giving them all the facts and figures, this accessible guide assists health professionals to take a sensible, proportionate parent-centred approach in order to find practical solutions to this complex issue.

Please note, this infographic has been updated in November 2017 to reflect the most recent statistics on unexplained infant death. 

For more support on discussing these issues with parents, see our “Having meaningful conversations with mothers” and “Caring for your baby at night” guides. Building a happy baby is useful guide for getting relationships and feeding off to a good start.

For more information on current research, see our dedicated research pages on infant sleep.

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Co-Sleeping and SIDS: A Guide for Health Professionals

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This document is now available in Slovak: Slovak co-sleeping and SIDS – spoločné spanie a SIDS – translated by Zeneske Kruhy: https://www.zenskekruhy.sk/