The Scottish Cot Death Trust has released a new awareness video to promote safe sleep for infants.

‘A Baby’s guide to Safe Sleep’ is a poem narrated from a baby’s point of view. It explains the safest way for babies to sleep. The video helps launch Safe Sleep Scotland, the charity’s new education project. This online information hub aims to engage families and professionals by providing information on how parents and caregivers can help reduce the risks of SUDI by promoting and practising safe sleep. On the website, there will be a range of evidence-based resources outlining and explaining key reduce the risk messages.

2019 has been a busy year so far for the Education team at the Scottish Cot Death Trust. From universities, colleges, and nurseries around Scotland, the charity has delivered education sessions from Lockerbie to Inverness, and from Inverclyde to Dalkeith.

Martin Courtney, National Education Coordinator, the Scottish Cot Death Trust said:

“Although our messages can appear to be very simple, it’s important to continue to discuss the subject as we can never assume individuals awareness and knowledge of safe sleep. Whether we are speaking with health visitors or parents, the commonality is the baby, and as our easy – read leaflet is from baby’s point of view – so extending this approach to our information video made sense.

“By using a nursery-rhyme style and a child’s voice, we hoped to produce an accessible, engaging and memorable way to visit or revisit the important subject of safe sleep”.

In other news, the charity is also proud to announce the appointment of two new Trustees. Mr David Stewart, MSP for Highlands and Islands for Scottish Labour Party and Mr Gil Paterson MSP, for Clydebank and Milngavie for Scottish National Party.

The charity has provided support to families affected by the sudden unexpected death of an infant since 1985. During this time, they have contributed over £3,000,000 towards research funding in this area. The charity is committed to raising awareness of how SUDI can be prevented through education.

The Scottish Cot Death Trust will be having two fundraising Afternoon Teas in 2019. They will be in Aberdeen (1st Sep) and Glasgow in Oct/Nov(TBC) – for more information on these events or for any support, education, or fundraising enquiries contact or visit and