Pets and safe sleep

Pets are a part of our families, but often changes need to be made to accommodate a babies safety.

Pets should never be left unsupervised around a baby/toddler, this includes for sleep.

If you room share, your pet needs to be shut out while you and baby sleep. You may trust that your pet would never physically attack, or climb into babies sleep space, but pets are unpredictable- even if you think yours isn’t.

There is the risk of an injury, and the more serious risk of suffocation if the pet tries to snuggle up with baby.

If your baby sleeps in their own room, the door needs to stay shut when they are asleep.

Before baby arrives, prepare your pet for the new change by keeping them out of the room at night so that it is not such a shock when you bring baby home.