Table 1

Infant sleep statements and their correct responses

StatementCorrect response
1. If a baby has a high temperature, they should be wrapped up in extra blankets to keep warm.Disagree
2. It is okay to occasionally sleep on a sofa or armchair with a baby.Disagree
3. If a mother has drunk alcohol she should never bring the baby into her bed for sleep.Agree
4. It is okay to put babies on their tummies for sleep.Disagree
5. If a baby is born premature or low birth weight, a mother should not bring the baby into her bed for sleep.Agree
6. Babies should always be put down for sleep on their backs.Agree
7. Nobody should smoke near a baby.Agree
8. It is okay to put babies on their side for sleep.Disagree
9. Babies need to sleep in a room on their own for the first 6 months.Disagree
10. Soft mattresses are safer for babies to sleep on than firm onesDisagree
11. Breast feeding is best for babies.Agree
12. If a mother smokes, she should not bring the baby into her bed for sleep.Agree
13. It is a good idea to tuck baby’s blankets in tightly for sleep.Agree
14. If a pregnant woman smokes, she should not quit until the baby is born.Disagree