Safe sleep

Every year too many New Zealand babies die suddenly during sleep. Many of these deaths can be prevented.

Visit our pages on keeping baby safe in bed and make sure every sleep is a safe sleep.

Keeping baby safe in bed: the first 6 weeks

Keeping baby safe in bed: 6 weeks to 6 months

Keeping baby safe in bed: 6 to 12 months

There’s no set age at which you should move your child from a cot to a bed, but many children are ready between 18 months and 2 years of age. Find out about Your child’s first bed.

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