Hi, Do you have any information about 'Indian Baby swings'? Do they have mesh sides, or padded ones, and is the base curved or flat? Some clients have mentioned using these and I wondered how they fit with Red Nose guidelines.
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Red Nose recommends that the safest place for baby to sleep is in a cot (or portable cot) that meets mandatory Australian standards, on a mattress that is firm, clean, well-fitting and flat.
Red Nose has the following information about hammocks for infant sleep.
One safety concern with the hammock is that it holds the baby in a curved position, this may cause baby’s neck to flex forward which may block baby’s airway not allowing airflow. A baby needs to be placed to sleep flat (not elevated or curved with chin on chest) to maintain an open airway
There is also a risk of injury or death from falls
Research into these deaths in particular and the use of hammocks in general for babies concluded that they are not suitable for a baby to sleep in while unsupervised.