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Hi Red Nose team, our 6 weeks old baby is having some trouble sleeping on his back, and we suspect it is because of reflux (we're seeing a lactation consultant and pediatrician to help us with this issue). During the day and between feeds, our little one likes to sleep on his mom, tummy down. We are a bit concerned as my wife read somewhere that babies sleeping on their tummy are more prone to SIDS, even when monitored. Is this true? Thank you for your advice and all the best, Ben
Hello and thanks for this very informative service. My question relates to babies sleeping in a children's service (child care). In the Montessori approach, promoting independence and autonomy, babies are introduced to sleeping on floor beds from around 3 months of age. If the mattress and bedding being used is exactly as recommended by Red Nose, can you please provide any other advice as to the suitability or otherwise of floor beds? I am personally interested as the approach certainly has benefits worth considering, but safety is the highest priority. Many thanks.
I am a first time Mum about to give birth in 3 weeks. We have brought a cot that adheres with Australian standards but it is too big to fit into our bedroom. I have read that bassinets are not always safe so am hesitant to buy one, I was hoping to put our baby straight into his cot. Our bedroom and the baby's room are adjacent and the doorways face each other with the distance between our bed and the cot approx. 10m apart. My husband thinks it should be close enough for us to hear the baby easily but I am worrying as your recommendations say that the baby should sleep in our room. Do you have any suggestions?
Hi, I have a seven week old baby and I am planning to go camping easter long weekend and would like to know what is a safe and practical way for our baby to sleep? Can the baby sleep in something like a travel bassinet inside the swag (big swag) with my wife? If not we have a travel cot but we are worried the baby will get cold. Thank you, Chris
Dear Red Nose staff, My son is 5 weeks old. With winter approaching, I am considering to purchase a MiniJumbuk’s ‘La la lamb wool quilt ( for babies)’ for him. However, I hesitated after reading your website, which states ‘Sleeping baby with face uncovered (no doonas, pillows, cot bumpers, lambs’ wool or soft toys in the sleeping environment)’. So, my question is 1) Is it safe to use the lamb wool quilt for babies with my 5-week-old son now? 2) If not, in winter how should I arrange his bedding as the sleeping bags may not be thick enough for a cold night, plus he doesn’t like sleeping bags which restrict his arm and leg movements? 3) Is it safe to use the lamb wool quilt when he is older, say 6-month-old? Thank you very much for your advice in advance.
Hi, Our just turned 3 month old is a proficient roller from back to tummy and as soon as we put him on his back to sleep he rolls on to his tummy and settle there. We are so confused and anxious because the information on your website suggested children aged 2-4 months are highest risk for SIDS and should only sleep in their back ... and in another sentence it suggests once a child can roll you don’t have to roll them back while they are sleeping in the middle of the night ... which refers to a baby that is 5-6 months old. At this time I don’t think there is any way of stopping my LO rolling. We have is arms out in a sleeping sack but have had a week of sleepless nights rolling him back to his back and checking him every 15 mins only to find him rolles back to his tummy. Please help with advice Thanks Very tired family.