A helpful reminder about safe sleep from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today: If you choose to use an inclined sleep product, always make sure baby is properly restrained.
Luckily, there is no major incident or tragedy prompting this alert, although the CPSC is aware babies have passed away after rolling over and suffocating in an inclined sleeper. Inclined sleepers are bassinet-like products that are inclined, of course, to elevate baby’s head and torso. A popular example is the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. The CPSC clarifies that they’re safe (they’re actually a godsend for newborns who can’t fall asleep without being semi-upright) as long as baby is properly buckled in with the restraint.
“Parents can be surprised and may not know the exact moment their baby first rolls over,” the CPSC alert reads….
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