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Safer sleeping in winter

Safer sleeping and cost of living advice for parents and carers in Nottinghamshire.

The colder months can be difficult for families across Nottinghamshire. You may have worries about heating bills and the cost of living, such as buying food. And it can be tempting to wrap your baby up to keep them warm, but overheating a baby increases the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), commonly known as cot death. Research shows babies are better to be cooler rather than overheated, so please do bear this in mind.

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Also, if you are worried about the cost of living and paying your bills, do seek help. There is lots of information on the sites below. You can also speak to your midwife or health visitor who will support you:

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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.

  • Parents and carers of children aged 0-19:



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 21-11-2022

This page will be next reviewed on 21-11-2025