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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    But so are sleep wedges or whatever they're called. They are still sold (and used by heaps of people) yet they're considered a SIDS risk.

    I knew someone who had bumpers because she liked them. They were always removed whenever the baby went in for a sleep.
    Wow she must have had time on her hands!! Lol. It took me about half an hour to untie the one DF put in DD's cot. Or I could just be unco.

    I still don't think they should be sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Wow she must have had time on her hands!! Lol. It took me about half an hour to untie the one DF put in DD's cot. Or I could just be unco.

    I still don't think they should be sold.
    But what about for older babies? Hey aren't a risk once a baby is older.

    And what about sleep positioners that have also been linked to suffocation and are banned overseas?

    ETA just to be clear I hate cot bumpers. I'm just wondering where do you draw the line.

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    the wedges have some kind of value over and above purely aesthetics though. the wedge is for bubs who need to sleep on their side (like refluxy babies for instance), so although they're not sids safe, there's a purpose beyond purely how they look.

    cot bumpers are for looks only. can't believe they're sold when they're clearly not recommended an their only value is cosmetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    the wedges have some kind of value over and above purely aesthetics though. the wedge is for bubs who need to sleep on their side (like refluxy babies for instance), so although they're not sids safe, there's a purpose beyond purely how they look.

    cot bumpers are for looks only. can't believe they're sold when they're clearly not recommended an their only value is cosmetic.
    But positioners are banned overseas.

    I think they should both be banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    But what about for older babies? Hey aren't a risk once a baby is older.

    And what about sleep positioners that have also been linked to suffocation and are banned overseas?

    ETA just to be clear I hate cot bumpers. I'm just wondering where do you draw the line.
    I really don't know too much about the sleep positioners so can't comment. If they in some cases serve a purpose then maybe. Eg, blankets are not recommended for young babies but I had to use one on DD and she wore a brace and couldn't fit in sleeping bags.

    I'm just not sure that cot bumpers ever serve a purpose other than to look pretty. I could be proven wrong though.

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    I get what you mean, OP. It always irks me when I see a pic in a magazine of mummas sleeping on a couch with the baby sleeping on her chest. Very much against safe co-sleeping guidelines. I also saw one the other day on facebk of '10 different uses for a washing basket'. One of the suggested 'uses' had a blanket/ quilt placed in the washing basket, & a newborn baby sleeping on the loose blanket. Sooooo unsafe. I'll try to find the picture. I also saw one on facebook ages ago of putting your baby inside a washing basket when bathing them. To keep toys nearby, prevent slipping, etc. The comment was 'this could save many babies lives'. Ummm WTF? 100% supervision saves babies lives in water, not the false notion that they are safe and will not drown if you put them in a washing basket.

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    On the bumpers I was curious about the point of them so I googled it.

    Apparently some believe they stop babies sticking their limbs through the slats. This is a problem as my 2nd and 3rd both did this and it would wake them up (obviously not when they are newborns).

    The SIDS issue is twofold. Lack of air flow around the cot and suffocation risk. To solve lack of airflow people only use them on 2 sides. And many are now breathable so the risk of airflow issues reduces.

    If you focus on the suffocation risk then they are in the same category as pillows, positioners and blankets. All are potential suffocation issues.

    Look I'm not advocating the use of cot bumpers. Not at all. I'm just trying to understand why they are not illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    the wedges have some kind of value over and above purely aesthetics though. the wedge is for bubs who need to sleep on their side (like refluxy babies for instance), so although they're not sids safe, there's a purpose beyond purely how they look.

    cot bumpers are for looks only. can't believe they're sold when they're clearly not recommended an their only value is cosmetic.
    But cot bumpers aren't purely for aesthetics (according to my 5 minute Google research 😝)

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    I've always loved the look of Moses Baskets but after looking at one a couple of years ago, the lining doesn't appear to be very breathable therefore a SIDS risk. Am I right in assuming that?

    If we can't have Step 1 baby formula advertised in Australia (which is the only safe alternative alternative to BM), then we shouldn't be advertising products that go against safety recommendations.

    I have the perfect example of people seeing it an thinking it's safe. My SIL brought my 4yo neice a half booster because she thought she was too old (not big) for a full booster (you can still buy them in NZ). She justified her ignorance by saying that if it's not safe then they shouldn't sell them?....

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    This issue is so complicated. So many baby wraps can cause suffocation. But baby wraps are completely unregulated. I've known people who put newborns in wraps where it's so unsafe and the baby doesn't seem to be able to breathe at all. And babies have died.

    It's such a difficult area it seems. I understand this is why the guidelines are guidelines and not mandatory.

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