Staying safe

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Your new baby has arrived and there's lots to think about and lots of people giving you advice. On these pages you'll find the key information on keeping your baby safe including what to do in an emergency. We recommend you and those who will be caring for your baby take some time to read this information.

It’s important to keep your baby safe while they sleep. These resources will provide you with clear and simple steps for reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) commonly known as Cot death.
If you have any questions you can ask your health visitor or midwife.

Safer sleep for babies


During the first year of your baby’s life they are constantly changing and learning new things, it’s important to think ahead and plan for how best to keep them safe. Here are some helpful resources to help you think about how you can make your home and your baby’s environment safe for them. If you have any questions about home safety please speak to your health visiting team who can answer questions and help you to access advice and support. 

ROSPA Home safety video


Burns and scalds

Water safety

Toy safety


It’s your baby’s first summer and time to enjoy being outside with them. Babies have very delicate skin which burns easily and are also affected by the heat. Keeping your baby cool and protecting their skin is really important as soon as the weather starts getting hot. Here are some helpful resources to help you and your baby enjoy the sun while keeping them safe.


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