Wrapping in light cotton or muslin can help stop babies from rolling onto their tummies during sleep. Babies can be wrapped from birth until they can roll over (4-6 months). For the baby who doesn’t like to be wrapped, consider an infant sleeping bag.
Overheating has been linked with SIDS, so don’t overdress baby or put baby to bed wearing a beanie or hat. A good guide is to dress baby as you would dress yourself. Your baby should be comfortable and warm, but not hot.
There’s a strong link between SIDS and parents who smoke. Quitting is the best way to protect your baby from SIDS. But if you’re finding it hard to quit, smoke outside so baby doesn’t breathe harmful second-hand smoke. Call the Quit Line on 137 848 for help.