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29/1/19

Amy

We are going on holidays soon. While we are away I am just wondering what the safest sleeping arrangements would be for my 7 month old? Are there any portacots that pass Australian standards and will be safe for my baby? Thank you!

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Posted a response on 31/1/19

Red Nose

Hi Amy,

Portable cots sold in Australia must meet mandatory standards as set out by Product Safety Australia.  See http://www.productsafety.gov.au.

Red Nose has the following information:

All portable cots sold in Australian stores must meet the mandatory Australian Standard AS/NZS 2195 for portable cots (portacot). When assembling a portable cot it is important to read the instructions carefully, the instructions are there to help keep baby safe from sleeping accidents.

Only use the firm, thin, well-fitting mattress that is supplied with the portable cot. Never add a second mattress or additional padding under or over the mattress, which has been specifically designed for the portacot, as baby may become trapped face down in gaps between the mattress and the sides.

https://rednose.org.au/article/portable-cots

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