Are hammocks, bouncinettes, swings and car capsule seats safe places to sleep a baby?
These devices should not be used as a place to sleep babies as they are not covered by an Australian standard and can be dangerous. Babies can slip into straps and this can increase the risk of a sleeping accident from strangulation. Furthermore, when a baby falls asleep in a propped up device the head can fall forwards, pushing the chin down towards the chest - this can lead to the airway becoming blocked and reducing airflow. Babies sleeping in hammocks are at risk of incurring a falling injury.