Safe Sleep Spaces

In New Zealand, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SUDI) is a leading cause of death for our babies.

  • Risks include smoking exposure during pregnancy
  • Bed sharing
  • Premature – born before 37 weeks of gestation
  • Low birth weight – less than 2500 grams
  • Regular smoking, alcohol and/or other drug use in baby’s household
  • Teenage mother
  • Mother on medication that may make her drowsy
  • Maori or Pacific Island

If you or a mother to be that you know has one or more of these risk factors you may be eligible for a free Pepi-Pod or Wahakura.

Contact Whanganui Regional Health Network on (06) 348 01 09 or email for further information.