This years #safersleepweek is focusing on co-sleeping. Sister site Wakefield Mumbler explains more below…
Sadly, 4 babies die every week from SIDS and unsafe co-sleeping is certainly a factor. With greater awareness and information given to carers, we can together reduce this number!
I have co-slept on and off with Mini Mumbler since he was around 4 weeks. He still pops in now and then for a snuggle in the night, nearly 4 years on.
I started with a bedside crib and then ended up co-sleeping and moving into the spare bed as my husband likes to have the odd cigarette and glass of wine of an evening.
I did the change in the middle of one night when I was shattered! I remember going back to a document my NCT antenatal teacher had sent us and I had on my phone. It was really useful to have something I could check out and remind myself of what to do and not to do.
I remember that there was not much other information out there or if there was people had very strong opinions on the subject!
I also remember hiding the fact from my health visitor that I was co-sleeping as I couldn’t be bothered with the lecture that it wasn’t safe!
The thing that worried me the most about co-sleeping was the duvet and it getting onto Mini Mumbler so I invested in some thick PJs and a thick cardigan and ditched the duvet!
I absolutely understand co-sleeping is not for everyone but it worked for our family and I still do love Mini Mumbler coming for a snuggle in the middle of the night!
I love that this campaign is focusing on safer co-sleeping and it will help so many families have access to information to enable them to make their own informed decision on this subject and reduce hazardous co-sleeping situations!!