SIDS: Safe Sleep Checklist

Following safe sleep guidelines is so important to ensure that your little one is always in a safe environment to prevent sids. We have created this quick guide to be referenced for babies between 0-12 months old.


  • Placed to sleep on back for every sleep for the first 12 months
  • Dressed appropriately for the environment/temperature
    • Sleep clothing eg. wearable blankets and swaddles are recommended vs loose blankets for warmth
    • Similar levels of clothing as others in the home however never more than one additional layer in comparison to others
    • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep and avoid covering their face or head
    • Do not add a blanket to your baby when sleeping
  • Sleep in their parents’ room for the first 6 months, ideally the first year of life
  • Never put to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheepskins, soft mattresses or cushions, etc.)
  • Breastfed, if possible, as this is associated with reduced risk of SIDS
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