A safe sleeping environment means that all potential dangers have been removed and a baby or child is sleeping in a safe place. The ideal place for a baby to sleep is in a safe cot, on a safe mattress, with safe bedding in a safe sleeping place, both night and day. Babies spend a lot of their time sleeping. Some sleeping arrangements are not safe. They can increase the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents. SIDS remains the most common category of deaths between one month and one year of age. Research has found some important ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death and create a safe sleeping environment for babies. The following information packs outline the safe sleeping guidelines that we follow at our centre.