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Safer Sleep Week

30 March 2017

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby where no cause is found.  While SIDS is rare, it can still happen and there are steps parents can take to help reduce the chance of this tragedy occurring.

Safer Sleep Week is The Lullaby Trust’s national awareness campaign targeting anyone looking after a young baby.

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-week

From the 13-19 March 2017 The Lullaby Trust and partners aim to make sure parents in the UK know the importance of safer sleep and are aware of how to reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

To find out more follow the campaign on twitter at #SaferSleepWeek

Every year, 250-300 babies in the UK die suddenly and unexpectedly in their sleep as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The North West has the highest death rate in England and Wales.

Merseyside Safeguarding Children Boards will be supporting Safer Sleep week by various local promotional activities as part of Merseyside Safer Sleep for baby campaign

For more information about local activities and the Merseyside Safer Sleep campaign contact your health visitor or local children’s centre

Follow us on twitter at #MerseysideSaferSleep each day for more information about our 6 steps to safer sleep for babies