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17/7/19

Jennifer

We have a co-sleeper bassinet with mesh sides, one of which zips down so she can be next to our bed ( babyhood co-sleep cradle). After I put her down in the centre of the bassinet our newborn wriggles herself right across the bassinet towards our mattress and though there is no danger of her falling into our bed I worry she’ll get into a position against the side of the bassinet so she can’t breathe. The side is ~5-10cm high when zipped down and is primarily mesh. Should I be using wedges to keep her in the centre of the bassinet?

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Posted a response on 22/7/19

Red Nose Australia

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for contacting Red Nose with your question.

Red Nose does not recommend the use of sleep positioners of any type & has the following information.

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

How old is your baby?
Does she roll to her side?
Are you wrapping your baby.

Regards,
Lorraine

Posted a response on 22/7/19

Red Nose Australia

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for contacting Red Nose with your question.

Red Nose does not recommend the use of sleep positioners of any type & has the following information.

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

How old is your baby?
Does she roll to her side?
Are you wrapping your baby.

Regards,
Lorraine

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