Use a mattress that is flat, firm and fits the cot well. Put your baby’s feet at the bottom of the cot and tuck in the sheets securely. Have the cot in your room for the first 6-12 months.
Don’t use quilts, doonas, lamb’s wool, pillows, soft toys, bumpers or anything that could cover your baby’s head during sleep. Don’t let baby sleep on a couch or armchair.