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My baby turns around in the Sleepwrap product – what can I do?

The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product was invented by a mother as a ‘wrap’ for use during sleep and just the few moments before and after sleep. It is not intended as a restraint.

Therefore if you wish to ‘help’ keep baby off the tummy you will need to follow the product instruction leaflet within the product package and also please see the safety options listed in Q12. Somewhere between six and twelve months, babies are at the developmental stage of experimenting with varied sleep positions.

Most parents prefer to keep their sleeping baby off the tummy for at least the first nine to twelve months (a good time to encourage tummy-time and rolling over is during supervised ‘floor time’.) NB: An older baby, who can turn from tummy to back and back again and is out of the high SIDS risk period, can be taught to turn within the Sleepwrap and sleep in their desired sleep position. Whether inside a Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product or not, this developmental stage of turning onto the tummy would be taking place.

It is accepted internationally that tummy sleeping during the high SIDS risk period (approx 6-12 months) increases the risk of SIDS - cot death.

Remember, during this stage babies may also still be at risk of creeping into awkward, cold or dangerous positions. Refer to: NZ Medical Journal 2002: 115:193-4. There is also the risk of climbing and/or falling out of bed. Human supervision is the best supervision; the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product will give extra safety and comfort to baby and aid your peace of mind in conjunction with loving and regular supervision and skilled parenting techniques.

If you decide that your older baby, out of the high SIDS (cot death) risk period, can sleep in his/her preferred sleep position, ensure that the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product goes around the MATTRESS REALLY TIGHTLY, although the ‘baby wrap’ part which goes around BABY should only be COMFORTABLY SNUG NOT TIGHT, allowing a flat hand to fit comfortably between baby’s chest and the Sleepwrap.

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Do babies seem to like being wrapped in the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product?

Parents tell us that their babies seem to find it very cosy and comfortable, and that their babies seem to sleep better, longer and more restfully. There are hundreds of years of well documented evidence which show that babies usually like the feeling of security from being wrapped or swaddled. The use of the Sleepwrap product allows either a total swaddling combination and/or the shoulders, arms and legs to be totally free. The baby’s body has a lovely degree of natural, flexible movement.

An older baby out of the high SIDS risk period can/may be taught how to turn freely within the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product and sleep in their desired sleep position. For young babies, often the cot/crib is far too big an area to have no ‘boundaries’. You can make a lovely cosy, nest in the cot/crib with the help of the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product.

To add to babies cosy comfort in winter time you may also consider using a hot water bottle (temperature tested on your wrist to ensure it is warm NOT hot). The water bottle can be placed on top of the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap while you are feeding or attending to baby. The ‘warm’ NOT hot water bottle can be placed at babies feet or next to their body for a little while to help them settle. When the product has been used together with loving, trust building parenting skills, older babies tend to do the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product up themselves.

This is because they like the feeling so much and it has become a positive sleep association. In a nutshell it gives them a feeling of security, therefore a more restful sleep and consequently a better sleep for the entire family. Some mothers also use the large Travel model for safer co-sleeping.

The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product was invented as a ‘wrap’ and aid to nurturing positive parenting for use during sleep and the few moments before and after sleep. Good loving, relaxed human supervision is the best supervision.

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How important is it to read and follow instructions and how do I decide which model Sleepwrap to buy?

  1. It is always important to read instructions especially when using products with precious babies.
  2. The original Safe T Sleep product, website, marketing, packaging, instruction leaflets and brochures have resulted from extensive consultation over many years with parents and the medical profession.
  3. As with all baby/child products, when the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product is used correctly, in accordance with the instructions and in conjunction with nurturing, loving, skilled parenting, it is a wonderful aid.
  4. One thing that generally concerns baby product designers and manufacturers with integrity is the extended ‘circulating’ and ‘overuse’ of products.
  5. Sleepwrap products are safe for use for up to four years. After four years of use you have had more than your money’s worth and its time to throw it away or recycle as rags.
  6. To decide which model Sleepwrap is best for your needs, very simply decide which ‘bed and or mattress’ you will be wanting the Sleepwrap to fit for your baby at home and/or when visiting or on holiday. Both the Classic and Travel models will fit babies from newborn to three years of age plus.
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