Te Kohanga Whakawhati Marae in Pahiatua will host the first wahakura wānanga for the Pahiatua community this weekend (3-5 Aug).
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy or SUDI kills 40 to 50 babies a year, and the risk is higher for those whose parents smoke or sleep beside them.
Recently we have been referred questions concerning the use and safety of bumper pads in wahakura (flax woven bassinets).
The aim of National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna is to raise awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI), with the vision of reducing the rate in which it occurs in our New Zealand families and communities. SUDI is preventable, and the risk factors for our babies can be significa