Videos about sudden unexplained death of infants.
Your child: Safe sleep
An interview with a tamariki ora nurse and a mother of a new born baby.
(Ministry of Health NZ 2015)
TAHA - Safe sleep for baby
This video demonstrates safe sleeping practices for families to place baby to sleep, and to help prevent Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), in particular, accidental suffocation.
(TAHA Well Pacific Mother & Infant Service, NZ, 2014)
PEPE - PLACE baby in his or her own baby bed
"Where we place our baby to sleep is really important. We need to make sure that baby cannot become wedged under or in between anything and that there is nothing that can block baby's airway. So it's important to place baby in his or her own baby bed. Again it's all about protecting baby's breathing."
PEPE - ELIMINATE smoking in pregnancy, in the whānau and in the home
"Babies from smoke free pregnancies have stronger lungs and more drive to breathe than babies who have been exposed to cigarette smoke. So being smoke free is one of the best ways to help baby's breathing, which will protect baby to sleep safely through the night. Babies from smoke free pregnancies are healthier and stronger. Being a smoke free whānau helps baby's breathing and protects him or her to sleep safely."
PEPE - POSITION baby on his or her back to sleep
"Make sure there are no toys or pillows in the baby bed. Make sure the mattress is firm and there are no gaps between the mattress and the sides of the baby bed as this may trap baby and make it hard for them to breathe. Make sure that the blankets and sheets do not cover baby's face.Baby is safest sleeping in the same room as mum and dad, while they are sleeping."
PEPE - ENCOURAGE and support mum, so baby is breastfed
"Breast milk has been described as the perfect food because it provides many of the nutrients and antibodies your baby needs to protect him or her from illness. These strengthening properties help baby to sleep safely through the night. So it is important to breast feed up to six months."
(Northland District Health Board, NZ, 2013)