You may have been given a sleep positioner, nest or pod by friends or family as a present or second-hand or perhaps you’re thinking of buying one.
Remove sleep positioners
Babies should not be slept on any surface that straps or holds them in one position. You don’t need to use any type of sleep positioner, including rolled up blankets to keep your baby in one position unless you have been advised by a health professional for a specific medical condition.
You don’t need to use a pod or nest for baby to sleep in. Lying on a raised softer surface or having something cushioning your baby, especially their heads can cause them to overheat and increases the risk of SIDS.
It is much safer for your baby to be in their cot with just the sheets or blankets, firmly tucked in, or a baby sleep bag, and no extra items which could be pulled over their face, cover baby’s nose or mouth or cause an accident.