It is important to position your baby for sleep in a way that minimizes the risk of SIDS. You should make sure that your baby sleeps on his or her back near the foot of the cot so that he or she cannot wriggle under the bedcovers. The cot should have a firm mattress but no pillow and no cot bumper. The number of bedcovers should be appropriate for the room temperature.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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