Hi, My little girl is seven months old, she is crawling and can roll front to back and back to front. She sleeps in a sleeping bag with her arms out. I always place her on her back to sleep, however within minutes of putting her down she will roll onto her side or stomach. This never usually worries me as I know she is strong enough and found this position herself. Last night I found her sleeping on her stomach without her head turned, her face was directly into the mattress. I turned her head to the side, however she kept turning it back. She has just done exactly the same thing during her morning nap. It's making me extremely nervous as I can't watch over her 24/7. She sometimes sleeps with a dummy and has recently been given a comforter. Many thanks for your time.
Hi Red Nose, I was wondering about using the close and secure sleeper when my baby is born. Do you have any safety reviews on this product? What would you recommend? I've heard many people say they are good but I also heard two ladies say their babies wriggled down a bit and got a bit stuck. https://www.bigw.com.au/product/the-first-years-close-and-secure-sleeper/p/WCC100000000004921/ Thank you Warm regards Sharon
Hi - my baby is now just four months and his rolling during sleep is increasing - sometimes I can spend up to 40 minutes at a time constantly rolling him back onto his back from his side or front all the while he is snoring away. As soon as I put him back on his back, he just rolls over again. I feel it is becoming impossible to keep doing this as I am getting so tired doing this around five times per night (10 - 40 mins each time) and sometimes I end up waking him up by trying to make him stay on his back. What can I do?? I am so worried about SIDS!
I have two questions:
We have been looking at mattress options for a bassinet for our first child and were wondering what the thoughts were on firm, suitably sized tea tree mattresses?
The brand I'm looking at is this one:
They claim evidence of a reduced incidence of SIDS compared with other options. Does it meet safety standards and would it be any better than any other suitable mattress?
The other question is to do with the bassinet of the Uppababy Alta/Cruz - again the bassinet is said to be safe for sleeping and as a travel bed. We have a few short/overnight trips planned when bub will be 2-3 months old. Would this be a suitable bed for when we are away or would it be better to get a portable/travel cot?
Hi, Red Nose. Do you recommend using head support or infant inserts for newborns in pram and car seats? Those are places they will inevitably fall asleep in and I was just wondering for SIDS safety whether they should just be placed in the pram or should I get them a head support/infant insert product. Many thanks.
Dear Red Nose, My eight-month-old baby is rolling a lot in his sleep, and I am very wary of keeping him on his back. I place him in that position to begin with, but he always ends up on his side or tummy. I don't know whether I should keep getting up in the night to check on him and move him. He sleeps in a safe sleeping bag, with a firm mattress and no other objects in his cot. Advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Ali
Hi. My husband and I are expecting a baby in November and we're planning on using the cot my husband used as a baby (so 31+ years old). This is more due to the sentimental value, but prepared to buy a new cot if that's better advised. The cot has been kept in good condition and we will check the width between slats and other safety recommendations, but was wondering what you recommended from a safety point of view. I also wanted to confirm whether all cot bumpers are not recommended for use. including the air wrap ones. Thank you
Hi there, I have a 10-week-old Bub who I have just purchased a small soft bunny for to attach to his dummy as a comfort aid. He's started to sleep with his arms out of his swaddle (as he always pulls them out anyway and seems to be getting frustrated when they're swaddled in). Is it safe to give him the bunny and dummy for sleeps?
I've seen baby hammocks online and have been considering buying one of the ones that straps to and suspends over the cot. I know that this goes against Red Nose's recommendation of a firm, flat surface. Just wondering what safety concerns are relevant to this? With the one I'm looking at, the baby lies on a mesh surface, so I don't think it would be a risk of suffocation? Thanks