Hello, I am currently researching bassinets. We have purchased a pram with a bassinet attachment which states it's approved for over night sleeping when paired with the specific stand. However I have read elsewhere that no pram bassinets are approved for overnight sleeping. Are you able to provide more clarification around if this would be safe or if a stand alone bassinet would be best? Thanks
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Pram bassinets are not approved in Australia…... neither are bassinets but Red Nose has lots of information about bassinets & how to select a “safe” one.
As far as the “approved for overnight sleeping” is concerned, this is a USA, not Australian standard.
There are no Mandatory Standards for bassinets in Australia.
Product Safety (ACCC) Australia develop & monitor safety standards for products.
They provide the following information (as Buying Tips) to look about bassinets.
However, these are not mandatory, they are safety recommendations.
I suggest you look at the full information on the web site, & if possible.
Ensure the sides of the bassinette are at least 300 mm higher than the top of the mattress base.
Ensure it has a wide stable base and a sturdy bottom so that it won’t tip over.
Ensure the mattress fits well and is firm, smooth and no more than 75 mm thick.
If the product has folding legs, make sure it cannot accidentally fold during use.
Product Safety also has the following information for Prams.
Avoid sleeping children in prams or strollers.
Never have an unharnessed child asleep in a pram or stroller as they can move about and may be at risk of falling or entrapment.
If they are asleep, maintain regular supervision.
Red Nose also provides information for bassinets & prams.
Bassinets and Safe Sleeping | Red Nose Australia
Never leave your baby unattended in a pram or stroller. It is not a substitute for a cot.