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Safer Sleep at Christmas

Your baby’s sleeping arrangements over the festive season.

Here is some helpful advice for parents and carers in Nottinghamshire about your baby’s sleeping arrangements over the festive season.
– Co-sleeping with your baby: advice from The Lullaby Trust

Routines often change over the festive season. You may visit friends and relatives, have more to drink and go to bed at a different time. It may be more difficult to find a safe sleeping space for your baby. Have a look at these guides and have a fun and safe Christmas.

Safer sleep for emergency situations
Safer sleep in winter resource

For details about breastfeeding and infant feeding support in Nottinghamshire, visit the infant feeding support website.


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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Parentline. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health practitioner within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

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Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

This page was last reviewed on 15-12-2023

This page will be next reviewed on 15-12-2026