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Playlink adds its backing to Keep Them Safe campaign
SOUTHAMPTON Community Playlink, the organisation that arranges play schemes throughout the city, has given its support to the Daily Echo Keep Them Safe campaign.
Pam McCune is pictured putting up a poster at the Playlink offices in Northam and adding her backing to the drive to raise awareness of the risks of parents sleeping with their babies.
The Daily Echo launched the campaign after it was revealed that eight babies had died in just six months in Hampshire after falling asleep in the same bed as their parents.
The campaign is backed by Southampton Primary Care Trust, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Hampshire police and the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID).
Experts say that the safest place for a baby to sleep is in a cot in its parents' room for the first six months. Never sleep with a baby on a sofa or in an armchair.
For advice and information, call the FSID helpline on 020 7233 2090 or visit www.sids.org.uk/fsid.