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24/10/2013 at 12:13
I apologise if this has been done before and I promise I am not trying to spark debate but has anyone used a sleep positioner and are they safe in relation to the SIDS guidelines?
A is 6 weeks old and we're 99% sure she has reflux (just waiting on an appointment but that's a whole other story!) She doesn't sleep well at all despite the head of her Moses basket being raised and the HV has suggested putting her on her side to sleep. I know the SIDS guidelines state back to sleep and never put a baby in their front but I can't seem to find much about on their side. She already tries to twist herself over so I'm wondering if that's because it would be more comfortable for her.
If i did put her on her side, would using a positioner be better as it would stop her turning over onto her front? Would 2 rolled up towels under the sheet do the job just as well (again my HV's advice)
Just to add, we don't have any of the other risk factors (non smokers, make sure the temp is right, she wasn't prem, sleeps in the room with someone at all times)
Thanks in advance for any replies. Again I promise I'm not trying to spark debate or purposely flout the guidelines, I just wondered if there was a safe way I could make her more comfortable and possibly sleep a bit better.
24/10/2013 at 12:19
I bought one for F to raise his head but really didn't feel comfortable with the side bolsters so put the wedge below his mattress and made a horseshoe shaped bump under the sheet with a blanket to stop him slipping down. There are quite a few reviews online which suggest their safety is questionable so I don't think I would take the chance. Have you tried a towel under the head of the mattress as well as raising it off the ground?
24/10/2013 at 12:20
I'm not sure on the posiitioner but we went with a towel. That said I don't know how SIDS safe that was/is as thinking about it I'd be removing the breath ability from the mattress, though she never slept on theropod bit just the slant iykwim x
24/10/2013 at 22:19
JRJ, they advertise them as being "breathable" don't they but I wasn't sure! I've seen the wedges for under the mattresses - is that much different to raising it by sticking something under the feet?
LM, did you just have the towel coming up to chest height (so not as far as the face)?
24/10/2013 at 22:23
This is the one I got, the bolsters seem too thick to be breathable tbh www.amazon.co.uk/.../B002SJ5UJ2
Don't think there is any difference just gives more of a slant having both.
25/10/2013 at 01:39
Did your little one sleep ok with both? I read on some of the reviews for the wedges that they're little ones ended up sliding down to bottom of the cot/crib x
25/10/2013 at 05:09
You looked at poddle pods? Quite a few mders have them. As for SIDS and pods they are a personal judgement I guess but I have no worries at all. My baby slept in his on his side.
25/10/2013 at 07:07
We rolled up a full bath towel and put it at the top of the crib and she slept at the bottom x
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