We know that the colder months can be difficult for families. They may be worried about the costs of living and paying heating bills and they may be concerned about trying to keep their home warm, keeping draughts out and keeping their baby warm.
The recommended room temperature for a baby to sleep in is 16-20 degrees, this may be difficult to maintain in the colder months. It can be tempting for families to wrap babies up to keep them warm, however we know that overheating a baby increases the chances of SIDS (also known as cot death). Research shows babies are better to be cooler than too hot.
The Lullaby Trust has produced a Safer Sleep in Winter resource which we encourage all practitioners and professionals to share with families they work with.
For more information and advice on safe sleeping, please visit The Lullaby Trust website.