Local and national case reviews have identified the vulnerability of children under 1, including the risk to them when safe sleeping advice is not followed. This can be a particular issue when away from home where safer sleep routines parents may have adopted can be disrupted. Local and national case reviews have identified an increased risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) when parents are out of routine in their sleeping arrangements, e.g., holidays, child staying with other relatives/friends. This was also highlighted in the national CSPR Panel Review: Out of routine, 2020.

Please see below some helpful links and advice regarding safe sleep for children under the age of one.

Safer sleep for babies away from home or in emergency situations – The Lullaby Trust

Baby summer safety – The Lullaby Trust

Information for other carers – The Lullaby Trust