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Hi All:

I thought I would share with you some info behind my bedding advice. There seems to still be a lot of people who think overheating is a bigger risk in bed then no bedding. In my opinion no or not enough bedding is a very big risk and could cause a baby to roll to his or her tummy.

Current SIDS and SUDI guidelines state as long as your babies head and face are uncovered and you are using cotton or bamboo bedding then it is perfectly safe to layer up the amount of these blankets to keep your baby warm which in return keeps them in the safe back sleeping position. Also it is now clear overheating is only sited a risk factor and not as big a factor as was first thought but we do live in a generation that parents are so scared of over heating their babies they are doing the opposite and under heating them which is in my opinion a greater risk.

Please see bullet point ten, under the heading “Make the sleeping environment as safe as possible and avoid overheating” on this website
Fact sheet 6 September 2007 Here is the information on the SIDS and KIDS website now cal Rednose about overheating please go to the conclusion box and read what it states. “However there is no evidence to show that extra thermal insulation increases the risk of SIDS in infants who sleep on the back with the head and face uncovered.”
My own research shows that if do not make a baby warm enough in bed they will, as soon as they are able, roll to their tummy, tuck their knees and arms in under their body, stick their bottom in the air and bury their face in the mattress to try and warm up, which of course we know is a very dangerous sleeping position for a baby and toddler. New research shows this causes less oxygen to get to the brain and could be connected to SIDS but more often related to SUDI. Having lost my Richard to Cot Death the former name for SIDS I am passionate about baby safety and ensuring everything I recommend down to the bodysuit your baby wears and the toys your baby plays with are the safest on the market.

If you are a co sleeping family you might find this of interest. Babies who are sleeping next to other people are warmer under other bedding. As explained in this blog they may not realise that I actual support ‘safe co-sleeping’ but it is ‘accidental co-sleeping’ that I warn against and discourage my clients' readers and friends from doing. There is a difference between 'safe co sleeping' and ‘accidental co-sleeping’.

We all sleep with bedding and we are always told to dress our babies in one more layer than ourselves? So why is it recommended a baby goes to bed in only a sleeping bag? I have found it is sleeping bag manufacturers that spread this word not SIDS and SUDI researchers? Have you considered it is the sleeping bag manufacturers who gain from spreading this information? It clearly states on the 9th SIDS international conference fact sheet that a baby will roll later if bedding is used with the sleeping bag. Here is a link to the if you go to page 99 (which might be a different page depending on how you are reading it) but actual page 99 point 134 titled COT DEATH AND SLEEPING SACKS you will see the state.

For more of my advice on this subject please read my bedding guide via this link
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What is the best advice I have for a new family?

Since opening the Save Our Sleep HUB in January 2019 I have found it very easy to help families solve sleep problems. I have had more and more families come through the door thinking they had a sleep problem and they might need to go to sleep school or do something which I do not recommend like controlled crying or cry it out. However with a quick chat and some bedding and feeding advice I turn these poor sleepers into good ones. So my best advice is if a baby is warm and well fed they sleep all night. If your child is not warm enough they can get into the habit of waking up for a feed when they no longer require that feed for nourishment. The other important fact is a cold baby is at risk or rolling to their tummy to warm up this is a very big SIDS and SUDI risk for a child less than 2 years old. For more information on the subject please read my Safe Bedding guide.
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