Safe sleep for twins or multiples follows the same guidelines which are set out for single babies. This means that they should be placed alone on their back on a firm and flat mattress in a bare cot and ideally share the same room as you for at least the first six months.
With so many well marketed products, choosing between a cot, camp cot, co-sleeper, bassinet and Moses basket can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of the safest option. Each of these baby sleepers offers something different from stability to portability and convenience as well as accommodating a range of ages and weights. Knowing what each one has to offer and how safe it is to use can help make your decision easier.
Ensuring that your baby’s sleeping environment is safe and secure is vital as they will be spending a significant amount of time there during the first few months of their life. In order to put this into practice, factors such as the safety standards and correct assembly of the cot, the safest place to position the cot and what is safe to have in the cot should be considered.
The current recommendations from both the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) as well as the Lullaby Trust indicate that baby pods do not provide your baby with a firm and flat surface to sleep on. No research regarding the safety of these devices has been conducted as they are so new and so these recommendations are based on potential rather than established concerns.
Compared to the international market, South-Africa’s choice of monitors is fairly limited. At Precious Cargo, we have 3 different brands available for sale, namely Angelcare, BabyWombWorld and Snuza with the latter being locally manufactured.