Just a quick question which I am having a hard time finding a straight forward answer to - as there appears to be lots of conflicting advice on the internet....is it best for a newborn to share the parents room in a bassinet or is it just as safe for it to be in the adjacent nursery in a proper cot with safety features?
We bought a top of the line Kaloo cot with a breathe eze mattress which fits snuggly and has breathable fibres for when baby is old enough to turn over and might somehow face plant, an oricom respiratory monitor and baby monitor and plan to use the swaddle me and grobag wraps/bags with nothing else in the cot. However in reading the SIDS website today, it suggests newborns should sleep in the parents room for at least 6 if not 12 months.
We can't fit all this in our room, so would need to put the baby in just a bassinet...and I believe these aren't really proven to any real australian safety standards....so I guess my question is, what is your view on bassinet in our room vs a tricked up cot in another room. Also does anyone know why SIDS recommend this? ie is it to do with us monitoring breathing and being able to respond quicker and/or that the baby feels safer and sleeps better being adjacent to us.
Any advice or views on this matter would be very much appreciated.