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Hi, My first baby is due this November. My Mum has kept the Moses basket she used for me to use for my little one but it requires a new liner. I haven't been able to find any safety recommendations on the use of a liner or even if it is to be used at all. Any safety recommendations at all would be fantastic.
Hi there, my first baby is due in July and I'm so confused about about how to dress/wrap the baby when sleeping. A member of my family has personally been affected by SIDS so it's something that is very important to me. What clothes do you recommend dressing the baby in to sleep? (like a Bonds Wondersuit or something similar?) Do I wrap the baby in a muslin wrap then have blankets as well? Or would a sleep bag be better? Do you use blankets with sleep bags? What sleep bags do you recommend for winter?
Is it ok to use a thin cotton towel as a mattress protector in a bassinet, underneath a fitted sheet? If yes, does the towel need to completely tuck in around all sides of the mattress, or is it ok to use a towel that tucks in on both long sides but isn't quite long enough to tuck in at top and bottom of mattress?
My son's cot has a 2cm gap each side of the mattress (between the mattress and frame). I undersand this meets the minimum safety requirements but it seems quite large to me and I am nervous that as he is an active sleeper his hand could become trapped. I also have to make sure each sleep that it is exactly centred or the gap will be larger. Someone has told me to place a rolled up towel in the gap but I don't think that would be recommended as a safe option. What is recommended in this situation?
My 8-week-old baby sleeps in a winter sleeping bag (love to dream swaddle) with recommended layers underneath (bodysuit or singlet underneath a onesie). However, we have found that he seems to get cold at night even following these recommendations and wakes often (every 2 to 3 hours) and is very restless. When feeling his chest he appears cold. We have placed lighter blankets on top of him which seems to keep him warmer and less restless but this seems to be contradictory of Red Nose's recommendations. Could you please advise if we are layering him too much? Thank you
What are the recommendations for safe sleeping a severe silent reflux infant? Little one is almost 5 months and currently still in bassinet next to our bed. He gulps and gags a lot during the night and needs to be picked up often. Can we use the wedge pillow when he is in his cot? Day sleeps are in his cot flat on his back but at night is when his reflux is the worst.