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3/6/19

Ashlee

We have the Uppababy Vista pram which says the bassinet is “approved for overnight sleeping”. I cannot find any information about what organisation has issued this approval and whether it conforms to Australian guidelines. Do you have any advice? We have a regular bassinet as well, but all daytime naps are in the pram bassinet and often the first sleep of the night (which can be anywhere from 3-6 hours long) ends up in the pram bassinet too as baby is easier to settle

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Posted a response on 5/6/19

Red Nose Australia

Hi Ashlee

Thank you for contacting Red Nose with your question

We have the Uppababy Vista pram which says the bassinet is “approved for overnight sleeping”.

I cannot find any information about what organisation has issued this approval and whether it conforms to Australian guidelines.

Do you have any advice?

We have a regular bassinet as well, but all daytime naps are in the pram bassinet and often the first sleep of the night (which can be anywhere from 3-6 hours long) ends up in the pram bassinet too as baby is easier to settle


All sold prams in Australia must meet the Mandatory Standards from Product Safety Australia.
These guidelines are for use as a transport medium, not a sleep device.
However Red Nose & product Safety have the following information about using a pram as for sleeping baby.

Never leave your baby unattended in a pram or stroller. It is not a substitute for a cot.
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.
https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/babies-kids/kids-equipment/prams-strollers

Kind regards,
Red Nose

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