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Is it safe for an baby to sleep in the bassinet of a pram overnight?

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Posted a response on 5/6/19

Red Nose Australia

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for contacting Red Nose with your question.

Red Nose recommends that the safest place for baby to sleep is in a cot that meets the mandatory Australian Standards.
See more: https://rednose.org.au/article/what-is-a-safe-cot

While prams do have mandatory standards, these are for transporting, not for sleeping in.

Red Nose & Product Safety Australia do not recommend sleeping baby in a pram, especially unsupervised.

Never leave your baby unattended in a pram or stroller. It is not a substitute for a cot

Read more: https://rednose.org.au/article/prams-and-strollers

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.

Find out more: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/babies-kids/kids-equipment/prams-strollers


Education Services Officer
Red Nose

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