Are you up to date with current information and practices with Red Nose recommendations (formerly SIDS and Kids.
Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids) welcomes changes to the national regulations governing education and care services from 1 October 2017.
As an educator, you must be up to date with current guidelines and be able to discuss with parents to ensure safe sleeping practices.
This change will ensure consistency in child care services across the country so that every child will be slept according to Red Nose’s safe sleeping guidelines.
Why is the requirement in place?
The sleep changes follow an inquest on the 2012 SIDS death of five month old Indianna Rose Hicks, who was in the care of a family day care educator in Queensland.
A coroner found Indianna’s mother insisted she be wrapped while napping, while guidelines said older babies’ arms should not be wrapped.
More information can be viewed via the Red Nose Website
You can also download the Mobile App -The Safe Sleeping mobile app from Red Nose provides new and expectant mothers, carers and health care professionals with vital education-based information on the topics of:
Safe Sleeping, Tummy Time, Safe Wrapping
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