A few simple rules to follow for his safety Breathe well to sleep well: Always place your baby on his back to sleep with nothing near his face – in this way his breathing is unrestricted and he can adjust his body temperature. This position is fundamental during the first few months when he is unable to turn over by himself in his cot.
At the correct temperature and using a baby sleeping bag: The opinion today is unanimous: for safety’s sake, one should use neither a quilt nor a duvet to keep an infant warm in bed. It is equally important to check that the child is not too warm (*) in his bed and that his bedroom temperature is ideally not more than 19° C (66.2 F). Health professionals recommend using an infant sleeping bag instead of covers, sheets or quilts. These mini sleeping bags are recognised today as the best way of ensuring baby breathes well during his sleep. There are no bedclothes near his face and he is able to move around without becoming uncovered. (*) Do not judge by baby’s hands. Check his temperature by placing your hand on his tummy or on the nape of his neck.