Bolton parents are being urged to put their babies to sleep in the safest place.
Every year in the UK 300 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly in their sleep as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The North West has the highest death rate in England and Wales.
While there is no advice which can guarantee the prevention of SIDS, there are a number of things parents and carers can do to reduce the risk to their baby:
Falling asleep with a baby significantly increases the risk of SIDS if the parent is a smoker, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or just very tired.
To learn more about reducing the risk, visit lullabytrust.org.uk or speak to your midwife or health visitor. Some useful information can be found in this section.