A twist too far?
But it has given me a great chance, at least, to remind everyone of the cot death advice -which works so well that it got the cot death rate down from 2,500 per year to 300 a year. That was in 1991, but the rate has stuck stubbornly at 300 ever since...
The most important two points:
1. Babies should lie on their backs to sleep and
2. Never let any smoke anywhere near your baby.
There is, of course, lots more guidance about "reducing the risk" of cot death. For the best advice go to the website for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, or this page on the BBC Health website.