How to help your baby sleep safely

Source: Lullaby Trust

How to help your baby sleep safely

Baby sleep on back

Babies sleep on their back

The safest sleeping position for your baby is on their back. Position them lower down the cot to prevent them wriggling down and under the covers.

Waterproof baby mattress

Have your baby sleep in your room

It is recommended that your baby sleeps in your room for the first six months after birth, ideally in a Moses basket or cot.

Monitor baby room temp

Monitor room temperature

16-20 degrees is the ideal temperature range for your baby’s room, helping them sleep without being too hot or too cool.

Avoid sharing bed

Avoid sharing bed after smoking

If you have been smoking, or even drinking alcohol, avoid sharing your bed with your baby and have them sleep in their cot.

Have baby sleep in room

Use a firm mattress

Our cot mattress is the ideal firmness for your baby’s sleep and comes with a comfortable, washable cover.

Consider breast feeding

Although not directly related to your babies sleeping, breast feeding is known to reduce the chances of SIDS (also referred to as cot death).

Avoid cot clutter

Keep the cot clear

Reduce the amount of clutter in the cot, including toys and extra covers to prevent accidents and reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

Do not cover head

Do not cover your baby’s head

By positioning your baby lower down their cot and keeping the cot free from clutter, they will be less likely to have their head covered.

Metric (cm)
Length x Width
Imperial (inch)
Length x Width
UK Sizes
UK small single
190 x 75 cm
75" x 30"
UK single
190 x 92 cm
75" x 36"
UK Small Double
190 x 122 cm
75" x 48"
UK Double
190 x 137 cm
75" x 54"
UK King
198 x 152 cm
78" x 60"
UK Super King
198 x 183 cm
78" x 72"
EU Sizes
EU single
200 x 90 cm
78.7" x 35.4"
EU Double
200 x 140 cm
78.7" x 55.1"
EU King
200 x 160 cm
78.7" x 63"