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Hi! In preparation for our new baby we purchased a Breathe Eze Cosy Crib with Sleep positioner. On the packaging it says "reduce the risk of SIDS" which was a big plus for us. If I was able to upload a photo I would so you could verify the product. My questions are : a. Is this safe for baby to sleep in? We have been using it but now are wondering whether we are doing the right thing. b. Is laying baby flat on their back after feeding increasing the risk of vomiting or other digestive issues after feeding ? I really appreciate your help. Kind regards Larissa

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Posted a response on 21/10/19

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There are many examples of a sleep pod as the one you describe. There is no specific product that “reduces the risk of SIDS”
Red Nose has the following information:

There is no scientific research evidence that has convinced Red Nose that any specific baby care product reduces the risk of SIDS or sleeping accidents.
However, research does tell us that the safest way to sleep baby is:

1) Sleep baby on the back from birth, not on the tummy or side

2) Sleep baby with head and face uncovered

3) Keep baby smoke free before birth and after

4) Provide a Safe Sleeping Environment night and day (Safe cot, Safe mattress, Safe bedding)

5) Sleep baby in their own safe sleeping place in the same room as an adult caregiver for the first six to twelve months

6) Breastfeed baby

Sleeping baby in this way has reduced the risk of SUDI/SIDS by 85%

It is important that baby sleeps on a firm, well-fitting & flat, not elevated, based with no soft, padded sides.
Sleep positioners are not recommended. All babies will learn to roll at some stage (any time after 3-4 mths) & it is important to provide as safe an environment as possible for this to occur. Restraining a baby in a fixed position is not recommended.

Red Nose does not recommend positional products such as anti-roll devices and items that fasten a baby into a sleeping position.
Products that restrict the movement of a baby or a baby’s head should not be used.
This is because there are no Australian Standards for these products and case studies have shown that these products can be unsafe

Placing baby on the back to sleep reduces the likelihood of baby inhaling any regurgitated milk after feeds.
Healthy babies placed to sleep on the back are less likely to choke on vomit than tummy sleeping infants.


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