PEPE - POSITION baby on his or her back to sleep
Published at : 26 Jan 2021
Where we place our baby to sleep is really important. We need to make sure that baby cannot become wedged under or in between anything and that there is nothing that can block baby's airway. So it's important to place baby in his or her own baby bed. Again it's all about protecting baby's breathing.
Make sure there are no toys or pillows in the baby bed.Make sure the mattress is firm and there are no gaps between the mattress and the sides of the baby bed as this may trap baby and make it hard for them to breathe. Make sure that the blankets and sheets do not cover baby's face.Baby is safest sleeping in the same room as mum and dad, while they are sleeping.
A range of baby beds are available that allow you to sleep next to your moko in your bed, while he or she is in a safe baby bed. For example there is the wahakura, moses basket and peepi pod.