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Hi, our daughter is 6 months old. She has sleep apnoea (improving), so is already at a higher risk of SUDI (as per our paediatrician). Neither of us smoke. However, we have several friends and family members who do. What are your recommendations when they visit? If they must smoke, while visiting, they do so outside, and well away from the house. What about the smoke that lingers on their hair, clothes and skin? I think I read somewhere that they should shower and change their clothes between smoking, and interacting with the baby. However, I can not find this now. Please advise. Also, do the same recommendations apply when the person 'vapes', or uses e-cigarettes? Thank you
Keeping baby warm at winter? Currently I use a gro egg to check the tenparture of our babies room and dress according to this using a tog guide in a sleeping bag. When it’s cold I put the air con on to take the chill out of the room (the temperature is still below 20). I wanted to see if I can place a heat bag in his bed to warm it up prior to placing him in there (removing before he is put in) as I wanted to take the chill out of the bed.
I wanted to get some advice on the use of a comforter for my nearly one year old. I understand it is recommended to not have anything in the cot for babies under 7 months. My son will be one in 2 weeks. Would it now be safe for him to have an age appropriate soft toy in his cot for comfort at night? Thanks
Hello! We are about to have our first baby. We have a second-hand bassinet that we needed a new mattress for (existing mattress was a bit worse for wear). We couldn't find one that matched the size of the bassinet so my husband went to Clark Rubber and had a piece of firm foam the same thickness/width/length as the previous mattress cut. Will this be safe for our baby to sleep on?
I have two curious cats and I am concerned they will jump into the bassinet/cot and sleep near or on the baby as they do with us. Locking the cat out of our room is not something that can be done as the cats will scratch and meow all night to get in. Any recommendations for a cot or bassinet that prevents cats from jumping in? Thanks
My twins are now in toddler beds. I've looked but can't see if there's recommendations on blankets that could be used? For example, I've a loosely hand knitted blanket I'd like to give them on cooler nights. It's quite airy and has gaps obviously from being knitted. Suppose my question is would something lite pose a danger?
Hi, I have had my toddler sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a while now and he often rolls off and around (it's only 5cm high, so safe) but it is next to my bed, which is only 10.5cm/11cm off the floor (low bed frame) and will be putting an IKEA Sniglar cot next to his floor mattress soon (not sure of the gap from floor to bed frame?) but I was wondering if I should be concerned about him getting stuck in these kinds of gaps if he rolls around at night? I'm feeling a little anxious.