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Table 6 Frequency of Safe Sleeping program advice implemented in home environment practice

From: Infant care practices and parent uptake of safe sleep messages: a cross-sectional survey in Queensland, Australia

Red Nose: Safe sleeping messages and advice n = 3341 (%) Cumulative % following key messages
Safe Sleeping program: six ways to sleep baby safely
 Keep baby smoke free before and after birth (missing = 70) 2756 (83.7) 83.7
 Sleep baby on back (missing = 31) 2746 (83.0) 70.7
 Breastfeed baby (missing = 17) 2567 (77.2) 56.0
 Keep head and face uncovered (missing = 162) 2148 (67.6) 43.0
 Safe sleeping environment night and day (missing = 46) 1106 (33.6) 18.2
 Sleep baby in safe cot in parents’ room (missing = 44) 1071 (32.5) 12.9
Key guidelines/advice provided within the six key messages
 Sleep next to parents’ bed [i.e. in same room as parents] (missing = 35) 2475 (74.9)  
 Feet to bottom of cot (missing = 222) 2381 (76.3)  
 No soft surfaces or bulky bedding (missing = 40) 2061 (62.4)  
 Safest place for baby to sleep is in a safe cot* [i.e. avoid unsafe sleeping places/cot should meet current standard] (missing = 36) 1644 (49.7)  
  1. *when sleep place reported as cot, it is assumed it is a safe cot meeting Australian Standard AS2172