Our advice on nest, pods and baby sleep positioners

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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

sleep-positioner-ig-pngBabies 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.

Remove pods/nests

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.

Clear Cot

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.

If you have any questions or queries about safer sleep, please feel free to get in touch at info@littlelullaby.org.uk.
You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.

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