FSID is the UK’s leading cot death charity aiming to prevent sudden infant death and promote baby health. FSID raises funds for research (over £8 million) into the causes and prevention of cot death, supports bereaved families and offers information and advice on how to reduce the risk of cot death.

FSID offers:

  • A 24 hour helpline service 020 7233 2090.
  • A range of support services for bereaved families including leaflets, a telephone helpline and a network of befrienders.
  • Information and advice on reducing the risk of cot death and baby health for parents and health professionals.
  • The Care of the Next Infant (CONI) scheme run in partnership with the NHS.

The reduce the risk of cot death message is to:
  • Place your baby on the back to sleep.
  • Cut smoking in pregnancy – fathers too!
  • Do not let anyone smoke in the same room as your baby.
  • Do not let your baby get too hot.
  • Keep your baby’s head uncovered – place your baby with feet to the foot of the cot, to prevent wriggling down under the covers.

If your baby is unwell, seek medical advice promptly

Artillery House
11 – 19 Artillary Row
London
SW1P 1RT

General Enquiries: 020 7222 8001
Fax: 020 7222 8002

24 hour cot death helpline: 020 7233 2090
Email: fsid@sids.org.uk

Website: www.sids.org.uk/fsid/

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