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14/2/19

Kim

I have bought a Moses bassinet for our little girl, who has apnea I feel that the Moses bassinet may not be the best option we can not fit a cot in our which is the best safest bassinet to get?

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Posted a response on 27/2/19

kasey

Hi Kim

Thank you for contacting Red Nose with your question.

A Moses basket, as with all bassinets in Australia do not carry mandatory Australian Standards, as do cots. Product Safety Australia does have some guidelines about buying & the use of bassinets. These guidelines include: Ensure the sides of the bassinette are at least 300 mm higher than the top of the mattress base. Ensure it has a wide stable base and a sturdy bottom so that it won’t tip over. Ensure the mattress fits well and is firm, smooth and no more than 75 mm thick. If the product has folding legs, make sure it cannot accidentally fold during use. See: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/babies-kids/kids-furniture/bassinettes
Red Nose does not recommend specific bassinets but suggest you look at these suggested “buying tips” from product Safety
See Red Nose information on bassinets here: https://rednose.com.au/article/bassinettes
Thanks, Kasey, Red Nose

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