Infancy

Sleep safety for babies

Expert: Professor Helen Ball
Masterclass structure: 8 lessons (28:06 minutes)

About this class

In this masterclass, Professor Helen Ball explains how to make sure your baby is safe while sleeping with the aim of avoiding accidents and reducing the chances of experiencing Sudden Death Infant Syndrome (SIDS). We cannot stress enough how important it is for any new parent to watch this masterclass. If you have questions around whether your baby should sleep in your bedroom or in your bed. If you are considering buying a pod, swaddling your baby, or whether to give your baby a dummy, this masterclass is a must watch.

 

About the expert

Professor Helen Ball is the Director of the Infancy and Sleep Centre at Durham University. She examines infant and parent-child infant sleep and pioneers the translation of academic research on infant sleep into evidence for use by parents an healthcare staff.
She serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Sleep Health, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Human Lactation. She is Chair of the Lullaby Trust Scientific Committee and a Board Member or the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Deaths (ISPID). In 2013 Helen received an award for Outstanding Impact in Society from the Economic and Social Research Council and in 2018 she was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for her research and outreach on parent-infant sleep.

Lessons in this class

10 Lessons (56:14min)
0. Lesson - Meet your expert 0:25
1. Lesson - The complete masterclass 28:08
2. Lesson - Aim of this masterclass 0:29
3. Lesson - Why do we need infant sleep guidance? Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and accidents 3:23
4. Lesson - Where does infant sleep safety information come from? 12:05
6. Lesson - What about dummies? 0:47
7. Lesson - Is swaddling recommended? 0:23
8. Lesson - Are baby pods safe? 1:04
9. Lesson - Take home message 1:28

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