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Safe Sleep for Babies

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby where no cause is found. Sadly, around four babies a week still die from SIDS.

Read our guidance for parent, carers and practitioners Safe Sleep for Babies on the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Childrens Partnership (RBSCP) website.

What parents and carers can do

  • Keep baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth
  • Always place baby on their back to sleep
  • The safest place for a baby to sleep is in their own sleep space. Place baby to sleep in a separate cot or moses basket in the same room as baby’s carer for the first six months
  • Use a firm, flat waterproof mattress in good condition
  • Breastfeed baby, if possible

Things to avoid

  • Never leave a baby to sleep on a sofa or in an armchair (with or without another person)
  • Avoid letting baby get too hot. (The ideal room temperature for a baby is between 16-20 degrees centigrade)
  • Avoid risk of baby’s face or head becoming covered while sleeping; do not use loose bedding
  • Avoid pillows, cushions or beanbags
  • Avoid placing cuddly toys in cot/moses basket
  • Avoid sleeping in a car seat

Parents and caregivers sleep workshops

Parents and caregivers sleep workshop 0-6 years old

Parents and caregivers across Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and Pennines districts are invited to join the Together Trust on Zoom for 3 live sessions to help improve their child’s sleep.

  • Session 1 – Wednesday 5 October 2022 12.30pm-2.30pm
  • Session 2 – Wednesday 12 October 2022 12.30-2.30pm
  • Session 3 – Wednesday 2 November 2022 12.30pm-2.30pm

Parents and caregivers sleep workshop 6-12 years old

  • Session 1- Wednesday 29 June 2022 10am-12pm
  • Session 2- Wednesday 6 July 2022 10am-12pm
  • Session 3- Tuesday 19 July 2022 10am-12pm
  • Session 1- Wednesday 11 January 2023 10am-12pm
  • Session 2- Wednesday 18 January 2023 10am-12pm
  • Session 3- Wednesday 1 February 2023 10am-12pm

Parents and caregivers sleep workshop 12-18 years old

  • Session 1- Tuesday 13 September 2022 12.30pm-2.30pm
  • Session 2- Tuesday 20 September 2022 12.30pm-2.30pm
  • Session 3- Tuesday 4 October 2022 12.30pm-2.30pm
  • Session 1 – Wednesday 22 February 2023 12.30pm-2.30pm
  • Session 2 – Wednesday 1 March 2023 12.30-2.30pm
  • Session 3 – Wednesday 15 March 2023 12.30pm-2.30pm

You must be able to attend all 3 sessions.

Course Content

  • What is sleep
  • Common sleeping problems
  • Setting up a sleep environment
  • Build your own sleep plan
  • Sleep strategies to promote better sleep
  • Q&A’s

How to book

If you would like to attend, please email your full name, child’s age and details of any send to sarah.watts@togethertrust.org.uk.

Rochdale sleep tight training programme - for practitioners

Professionals one day - Sleep training

Professionals working across Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and Pennines districts are invited to join the Together Trust for a live one-day training session on Zoom.  Training sessions will take place between 9.30am - 2.30am on the following dates:

  • Monday 23 May 2022
  • Tuesday 21 June 2022
  • Wednesday 20 July 2022
  • Monday 1 August 2022
  • Thursday 15 September 2022
  • Friday 14 October 2022
  • Monday 7 November 2022
  • Thursday 1 December 2022
  • Monday 9 January 2023
  • Tuesday 17 January 2023
  • Thursday 2 February 2023
  • Friday 17 March 2023

Course Content

  • An introduction to sleep science and why sleep is important
  • Sleep Disorders and common sleep problems
  • How to create a good sleep environment
  • Basic sleep strategies to support good sleep

Professionals two day - Sleep training

Training will take place between 9.30am-2.30pm on:

  • Group 1: Friday 10 and 17 June 2022
  • Group 2: Wednesday 21 and 28 September 2022
  • Group 3: Thursday 12 and 19 January 2023

Course Content

  • An introduction to sleep science and why sleep is important
  • Sleep Disorders and common sleep problems
  • How to create a good sleep environment
  • Basic sleep strategies to support good sleep

How to book

If you would like to attend, please email your full name, job title and preferred group to: sarah.watts@togethertrust.org.uk.

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