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Is it ok for my baby to sleep in his pram?

Is it ok for my baby to sleep in his pram (not the bassinet) as he wakes as soon as I try and move him to his cot.

Safe sleeping environments are important for all sleeps and naps, babies do fall asleep in many places including prams, car seats and cots. It is important that whatever the sleeping surface it is safe place to sleep.

Your baby needs to be on their back, the surface needs to be firm and flat with no pillows, soft toys, bumpers or objects they can roll onto and suffocate with .

Babies heads should not be covered and all wraps and blankets need to be firmly tucked or wrapped around the baby, it is better to dress your baby than to have too many covers.

It is also important to remember that second hand smoking increases the risk of sudden unexplained infant death so you and others should not smoke around prams.

Dr Susan Moloney

Director of Paediatrics Gold Coast University Hospital

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