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Coping with a crying baby and safer sleep for babies – what everyone needs to know


This short online session, delivered by a subject specialist is suitable for all professionals working with parents/carers who care for a young baby or are pregnant. Current research will be presented to enable you to learn about the importance of sharing new safer sleep information with families and also how to have effective conversations around crying babies. Information and resources will also be shared to support your work in this important area of safeguarding.


Learning Outcomes

If you apply what you learn in this session you will be able to :


  • List key factors affecting vulnerability relating to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI).


  • Have an improved awareness of safer sleep to enable you to facilitate conversations with parents to make every sleep a safer sleep.


  • Identify how sharing key messages about ICON can help parents cope with crying babies.


  • Explain the responsibilities of professionals in making safer sleep everyone’s responsibility in aiming to reduce the incidence of SIDS /SUDI.