Kidsafe Australia and The Gro Company have committed to working in partnership over the next few years to promote safe infant sleeping and help to reduce SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents in Australia.

A baby sleep bag that is the correct size and weight for the season is a safe way to sleep baby since it eliminates the use of bedding and therefore reduces the risk of overheating and suffocation.

Funds from the sale of Grobags are donated to Kidsafe Australia to support safer sleep for all babies.


What is SUDI?

When a baby dies unexpectedly and for no obvious reason, it’s often described as Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). SUDI is a broad term that covers both Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and fatal sleeping accidents. Most SUDI deaths occur in a sleeping environment.

When investigated, these deaths are often found to be one of the following:

• Fatal sleeping accidents: this is when investigations show the death was caused by an accident during sleep.

• Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): this is when investigations can’t find a cause of death.

• The most common cause of fatal sleeping accidents is an unsafe sleeping environment. This can include unsafe items in the cot such as pillows, sharing the same sleep surface with a baby, and cots being set up near dangling curtain and blind cords.

In most cases, you can reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents) by following safe sleeping guidelines.


Why is safe infant sleeping important?

In 2014 there were 113 sudden and unexpected deaths in infancy (SUDI) including SIDS in Australia.

The sudden and unexpected death of infants during sleep has reduced significantly since a public health campaign about safe sleeping for infants was conducted in the 1990s. However, the sudden and unexpected death of infants during sleep remains a leading cause of preventable death for infants between one month and one year of age.

It is important for these messages to continue to reach parents and caregivers, so they can be well informed about evidence-based safe sleeping practices for their children and how to reduce the risk of SUDI.


Safer Infant Sleep Tips

Brought To You By Kidsafe And The Gro Company.

Provide your baby with a safer sleep environment by following these simple steps.

Download our quick reference guide

Provide your baby with a safer sleep environment by following these simple steps and download our quick reference guide on Safer Infant Sleep Tips to keep handy.

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