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29/6/18

sarah

Is the cocoonababy product suitable for sleeping and considered/recommended for safe sleeping practice for parents at home?

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Posted a response on 2/7/18

Red Nose

Red Nose recommends that babies should be placed on their back to sleep, in a cot that meets AS/NZS Standards on a firm, well-fitting and flat (not elevated) mattress.

Sleep environment should be free of loose and soft/padded objects.

See https://rednose.org.au/article/what-is-a-safe-sleeping-environment.

Any product that does not allow a baby to sleep flat (not elevated) may not be suitable for unsupervised sleep. The product that you describe does not allow a baby to sleep flat and may place baby asleep, in the “chin on chest” position. This can compromise baby’s airway.

There are no safety standards in Australia for this type of product.

Red Nose also does not recommend any products that restrict the movement of a baby or a baby’s head and should not be used.

See https://rednose.org.au/article/is-it-safe-to-use-products-designed-to-keep-baby-in-a-particular-position.

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