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30/11/18

Loredana

Hello. If I’m out with the baby how long can they stay in the bassinet / capsule for? I’ve become quite paranoid about this lately. Thanks

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Posted a response on 3/12/18

Red Nose

Hi Loredana,

Are you referring to being out while baby is sleeping? I am not aware of any time limit that a baby can be in a car capsule or bassinet, but if they are sleeping it is important that baby is on their back, on a firm and flat surface.

Red Nose has the following information about baby car seats/capsules.

“Once the car journey is over it is very important that you remove baby from the car seat or capsule, even if this means waking baby, because it is not safe for baby to spend long periods in car seats, capsules or infant seats.

Research has shown that:

Babies left in a sitting position for a long period of time may be placed at increased risk for sudden infant death.

Car or baby seats may cause baby’s neck to flex forward which may block baby’s airway not allowing airflow.

Falls from car seats used outside of the car as infant carriers are common, often involve children unbuckled in their car seats and represent a significant source of head injury for baby.

Never leave baby in carriers on shopping carts, counters, or other high locations.”

https://rednose.com.au/article/are-there-recommendations-for-car-seat-or-baby-seat-use

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