This leaflet offers helpful, practical advice to parents on looking after their baby at night.
The resource covers a range of topics including getting some rest, night feeding, safe sleeping environments and helping baby to settle. It is endorsed by the Lullaby Trust, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA).
Caring For Your Baby At Night: A Guide for ParentsDownload
Printed copies are available for £15 per pack (1-9 packs) or £11 per pack (10 or more packs). There are 50 leaflets per pack and this price includes P&P within UK. Order using the Baby Friendly Resources order form, which you can download from our Resources page.
Our accompanying health professionals’ guide supports professionals who will be using Caring For Your Baby At Night with new parents. It looks at the evidence underpinning the recommendations in the leaflet and offers guidance on discussing these issues.
2017 update: following feedback from clinicians, this leaflet has been updated to include an illustration of lying down breastfeeding.
- The Baby Sleep Information Source (Basis) is a collaboration between Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, La Leche League, NCT, and Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative.
- We have collaborated with The Lullaby Trust, Public Health England, and Basis to create a range of resources for parents and health professionals, with accessible guidance on safer sleep practices. These are available to download and buy on The Lullaby Trust website.
- Safer Sleep for babies: a Guide for Parents
- Safer Sleep: Saving Babies Lives a Guide for Professionals
- Safer Sleep for Babies quick reference card.
- Public Health Wales have produced a version of the Caring for your baby at night leaflet in Welsh, which is free to download.