Register your Safe Sleep Day

Register your Safe Sleep Day events online now!
E ngā uri o ngā hau e whā, e pupuhi ana te mihi ki ngā pito katoa o te motu!
We are very pleased to announce that our new Safe Sleep Day pages are now live on our new-look Whakawhetū website (visit!

This year Safe Sleep Day will take place on Friday 4th December.

We now invite whānau, organisations, health and social service agencies, community groups and government departments that work with tamariki, wāhine hapū (pregnant women) and families to register a Safe Sleep Day event or activity via our website.

Safe Sleep Day is a national campaign developed by Whakawhetū which focuses on promoting safe sleep practices for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep – for every baby.  The campaign aims to promote safe sleeping practices as one of the most important strategies to prevent SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) and support Mokopuna Ora.

Promoting Safe Sleep Day across all four corners of Aotearoa will ensure more whānau have an opportunity to learn more information about how to keep more of our pēpi safe while they sleep – kāore he rautaki tua atu i tēnei kia whai mokopuna ora mā tātou (there isn’t any better strategy than this to achieve our goal of mokopuna ora)!

One free Safe Sleep Day Campaign Kit full of resources to help promote your event and help make it a success will be sent out to the first 200 events that are registered on our Safe Sleep Day page.  All Campaign Kits will be delivered to event hosts in late October to ensure any event or activity you host, is even more successful.

Looking for a Safe Sleep Day event idea?  Host a Weave Off event!

This year Whakawhetū is promoting a national Weave Off which will support whānau and community of all ages and backgrounds to give weaving a go.

For whānau who are experienced at weaving, we are encouraging them to work collectively in their regions to participate in a Weave Off for Wahakura competition to create as many wahakura as possible during the month of November and leading up to Safe Sleep Day. Weavers are then asked to donate as many of the wahakura as possible (to a nominated distributor in the region) as koha (gifts) to whānau in need of these useful taonga.

As an incentive for the kaupapa (and to encourage a little bit of healthy competition amongst the regions), Whakawhetū will gift TEN wahakura to the region who can weave the most – all of which will be given to the designated distributor who will be tasked with passing them on to whānau who need them.

The Weave Off for Wahakura event will begin on the 1st of November and finish on Friday 4th December (Safe Sleep Day), so make sure you stay connected to our Safe Sleep Day NZ Facebook page for more updates on how this national Safe Sleep Day activity will run.

Wanting to attend a Safe Sleep Day event?

Check out the Find an Event page on the Whakawhetū website to find a map and list of all registered Safe Sleep Day events and activities.  Every event registered will be published on our website so anyone interested in knowing more about your event can make contact with you directly.

Those registering their events on the website will have the option to include the name and contact details of the Event Coordinator – so don’t forget to check the tickbox to opt in for this new feature!

Finally, the success of this years’ national Safe Sleep Day campaign is dependent upon the number of whānau and communities we can engage – so ensure you keep connected and up to date with everything that is happening around the motu via our Safe Sleep Day NZ Facebook page and let’s work together to share the safe sleep message across Aotearoa so that every sleep is a safe sleep – for every pēpi!