Safe Sleep Tips For Your Newborn

Video: Safe Sleep Tips For Your Newborn

Featuring advice from a Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse, this video will give you awesome advice for making sure your baby is sleeping safely

 Baby – Article by  mum+

Make sure your baby is sleeping safely

Viewing time: 4m 31s

What you will learn:

  • Carmen, a Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse explains the safest place for all babies to sleep at night is in their own bed, bassinet, pēpi-pod® or wahakura, close to parents/caregivers and in the same room.
  • For safety, have only the blanket in the baby cot
  • Lie baby on their back feet first
  • Ensure your home is a smoke-free environment
  • Place your baby back in their own bed after a night feed (try and breastfeed for as long as possible if you are able – it is so much healthier for your baby)
  • A common mistake parents make is overheating their baby by dressing them in too many clothes. This can make your baby sweat and be uncomfortable.
  • There is lots of information in your Well Child booklet – if you haven’t got one, you can order or download a copy here.

Better health outcomes for New Zealanders

The Ministry of Health leads our health and disability system

The Ministry of Health has responsibility for the management and development of healthcare in New Zealand. They provide heaps of useful information for you and your family and you can find out more here.
You can check out more information about services and support for parents on their website.

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