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Cradles & Bassinets

Design Features
  • If using a rocking cradle, a locking mechanism to stop child rolling into corner
  • Breathablity zones of at least 100cm around mattress base to avoid suffocation (zones to be made of mesh or similar to allow air flow)
  • Firm close fitting mattress
  • Bassinet on solid and stable frame to avoid toppling
Hazards to be aware of
  • Possible suffocation if no breathability zones
  • Mattress must be firm to avoid indentations and trapping of air
  • If a rocking cradle, infant can become trapped if they roll
  • Must be stable to avoid bassinet being accidentally knocked over
Environment
  • Ensure bassinet has air circulation
  • Avoid placing where will be knocked over
  • Always use firm and correct fitting mattress ((see cot manufacturer's recommendation stamped on the cot's mattress base)

USE ONLY THE MATTRESS SUPPLIED OR RECOMMEND BY THE MANUFACTURER. INCORRECT MATTRESSES CAN CAUSE DEATH