Sleep positioning devices are NOT recommended for babies

Please share with anyone interacting with families of young children…

We do not recommend the use of ‘sleep positioning devices’ or rolled-up blankets and alike to keep your baby in one position – unless you have been advised to do so by a health professional for a specific medical condition.

The Lullaby Trust states that “it is much safer for your baby to be in their cot with just the sheets or blankets, and no extras which could be pulled over their face or cause an accident” – and this includes sleep positioning devices. As babies grow stronger they learn to move and roll, and this is fine but always put babies on their back for every sleep, day or night without additional devices. See also:

  • Reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) through safer sleep practices, and
  • Keeping a clear cot/sleeping environment and avoiding product enhancements.

For more information, go to The Lullaby Trust’s website.


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