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Hi, Red Nose. Do you recommend using head support or infant inserts for newborns in pram and car seats? Those are places they will inevitably fall asleep in and I was just wondering for SIDS safety whether they should just be placed in the pram or should I get them a head support/infant insert product. Many thanks.
Dear Red Nose, My eight-month-old baby is rolling a lot in his sleep, and I am very wary of keeping him on his back. I place him in that position to begin with, but he always ends up on his side or tummy. I don't know whether I should keep getting up in the night to check on him and move him. He sleeps in a safe sleeping bag, with a firm mattress and no other objects in his cot. Advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Ali
Hi. My husband and I are expecting a baby in November and we're planning on using the cot my husband used as a baby (so 31+ years old). This is more due to the sentimental value, but prepared to buy a new cot if that's better advised. The cot has been kept in good condition and we will check the width between slats and other safety recommendations, but was wondering what you recommended from a safety point of view. I also wanted to confirm whether all cot bumpers are not recommended for use. including the air wrap ones. Thank you
Hi there, I have a 10-week-old Bub who I have just purchased a small soft bunny for to attach to his dummy as a comfort aid. He's started to sleep with his arms out of his swaddle (as he always pulls them out anyway and seems to be getting frustrated when they're swaddled in). Is it safe to give him the bunny and dummy for sleeps?
I've seen baby hammocks online and have been considering buying one of the ones that straps to and suspends over the cot. I know that this goes against Red Nose's recommendation of a firm, flat surface. Just wondering what safety concerns are relevant to this? With the one I'm looking at, the baby lies on a mesh surface, so I don't think it would be a risk of suffocation? Thanks
My son is 3.5 months and has learned to roll from his back to his front. He can't roll from his front to his back. When he tires of holding his head up on his tummy he just puts his face down covering his mouth and nose! He sleeps in a sleeping bag with arms out and is rolling over in his sleep! What can I do other than keep putting him back on his back? This is very exhausting as he can roll over 10+ times a night...
Last night I woke up to find my little man (11 days old) up against the side of the bassinet, his face against the side. He must have wriggled over and rolled onto his side. I always put him down on his back and he sleeps in a Love to Dream swaddle. I didn't know he could move around so much. Now I am absolutely petrified to use the bassinet again. I picked him straight up and held him all night because I was so scared to put him back. How can I make sure he is safe in his bassinet?
Hi, My five-month-old has started to roll around in his cot. There have been a number of times when he gets his arm or leg stuck between the bars and he can't work out how to get out of the position and becomes very distressed. I know bumpers and positions are not recommended; do you have a safe solution? Thanks