Originally Posted by cfi on the fly
As a father of a two year old and a six month old, I have had quite the education in bed safety for infants. I know that these types of sleeping arrangements look very cute, cuddly, and cozy, but they can be a serious suffocation risk. It may seem crude, but the safest place for your newborn to sleep is a crib, with a firm mattress, no loose sheets or blankets or bumpers, nothing hanging over top, far away from curtains, and something like an Angel Care monitor under the mattress.
I know that new born sleeping arrangements are a very personal choice for parents and its a controversial subject so these are just my opinions. Enjoy the new addition-very special time!
More reasons to stick with a crib
The danger with some cradles is that babies can roll against a side and suffocate. In 2009, some 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds were recalled after two infants died in them. The product was a small hammock-style cradle suspended from a frame; the side-to-side shifting or tilting caused the infants to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock's fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in suffocation. There are currently no safety standards for hammock–style cradles.
Thank you cfi on the fly, we made sure this hammock is of the most stringent compliance, it actually has a solid matrress with spacer rods at each end as well as straps to hold your child in place.
We hope we did the right research: http://www.ecochild.com.au/brands/am...mazonas-kangoo
The funny thing is that after all this research, I actually put on my pedastal fan and directed it at the hammock and it seems to swing quite nicely.