Has the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap baby wrap had any professional testing or trialling?

In 1992 a professional consultative process began, which spanned 9-10months of trialling.  The questions for our questionnaire were formulated with the help of key medical professionals and fifteen clinicians from a wide variety of fields within the medical profession including Paediatric epidemiologists, Paediatricians, General Practitioners, Orthopaedic, Baby/Child Health Professionals, Plunket/Karitane family units, Hospitals, Nursing Counsellors, sleep centres, behavioural psychologists, developmental psychologists, midwives, ante and post-natal tutors, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists to name a few (report available on request). The Questionnaires were sent out with official self‑addressed stamped envelopes marked "questionnaire".  These were opened at an official meeting at which professional people, Paediatricians and volunteers plus the parents of participants were present when they were opened and subsequently assessed.  The results of the survey questionnaires provided convincing evidence that the vast majority of infants react very favourably and the vast majority of parents/caregivers were very happy with its application (raw data available). 

For ten years 25% of dispatched orders contained questionnaires which produced regular feedback.  These and letters from medical professionals are available for inspection and provide overwhelming evidence that the product is meeting the comfort and safety needs of infants. Read the Medical reviews HERE.

The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap and little HEADwedge have helped prevent much unnecessary trauma associated with positional Plagiocephaly (flattening or deformity) of baby’s head commonly known as Flat Head. Read the Hospital Clinical Trials HERE. 

Since its conception in 1976 and delivery onto the world market in 1992 hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide have slept safely in the original, clinically proven Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap and little HEADwedge without a single reported death or injury amongst users! 


You may be aware that Cot Death/SIDS/SUDI education worldwide is very co-ordinated, very clear and well distributed. Yet even with all this excellent educational advice from SIDS/SUDI organisations there are still preventable deaths occurring each year.

A significant percentage of infants are admitted to hospitals worldwide and being fitted with helmets to correct Positional Plagiocephaly/misshapen/deformed head commonly known as Flat Head which is often linked to ‘back sleeping’ infants who insist on sleeping on the same spot, regardless of any attempt otherwise.  Read the PWS Medical paper here

As a result of the significant safety history of the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap, it is reasonable to believe the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap baby wrap and all associated evidence and evidence-based information are helping to make a meaningful contribution to safer sleeping for babies.   

In several countries including Australia, Canada and New Zealand, Safe T Sleep is highly regarded for its responsible, professional, educational, consultative approach within the philosophy of positive, nurturing, trust-building and skilled parenting.

The ex Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern personally thanked Safe T Sleep for “a wonderful product” saying she used the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap with her baby Neve and had three of them! BUY NOW

Over recent years fully accredited Independent Hospital clinical trials have established the efficacy of the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap in assisting the safe sleeping of babies when the product instructions are followed. 

Read more about the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap's Testing, Trialing/Safety Compliance, Product History and Medical Facts.

In February 2000, the Inventor of the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap was invited and the only Australasian product to both exhibit and present a Paper at the International SIDS Conference held in Auckland, New Zealand. Other invitations and papers presented have been at the Sydney, Australia International Paediatric Nurses Conference and Midwifery Conferences in New Zealand.

Read the Hospital Clinical Trials Ref: New Zealand Medical Journal vol 116 No 1181.

Many hospitals are using Safe T Sleep Sleepwraps in the following situations:  gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritable hips, cranial osteopathy, porta-catheter (central line), gastrostomies, supra-pubic catheter, traction and during some types of dressings in plastics and burn cases.  Also in such areas as maintaining positions, e.g. with hypospadias patients who have to be on bed rest for a week post-surgery, cleft lip and palate babies to stop them from rolling on their tummy post-operatively, and for assistance during the removal of sutures in babies and children. Please see here for a list of hospital uses. 

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The product arose due to the inventor’s experiences with permanent, severely brain-damaged children during her nursing training and designed the product for her own baby son who was a cot/crib climber. She wanted a few extra moments to get to her son after he woke before he could climb or fall and injure himself. The statistical data available in most ‘developed’ countries indicates that nearly one in seven 0-2year olds that are hospitalised every year due to falls are from cot/crib & bed falls, even low beds as it is all down to ‘how’ the baby falls. The results are death, permanent serious brain damage and other injuries. Worldwide, little education is given on this topic. Read the ACC letter. 

The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap baby wrap is a top quality, special weave, chemical free, 100% natural cotton fabric ‘wrap’, which allows a baby to do everything he/she is able to do according to their age and stage of development.  The only things they cannot do are those things which may put them at risk.  The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap helps ensure that a young baby, still in the high Cot Death/SIDS/SUDI risk period, is much less likely to turn onto the tummy or creep into potentially uncomfortable and/or dangerous situations, whilst an older infant out of the high Cot Death/SIDS/SUDI risk period can be taught how to turn around within the wrap to allow them to sleep in their desired sleep position.

The Safe T Sleep Sleepwraps are made to specific robust safety dimensions to ensure that baby’s limbs are unable to be caught or jammed. Choose your size here.

The Sleepwrap is designed and intended to be used as a loving swaddle wrap – a baby safety swaddle baby wrap for use during sleep and for the few moments before and after sleep. The automatic fasteners will hold for those few moments from the baby waking to parent/caregiver being able to attend to the waking baby. For very wriggly babies click here.

At the manufacturing level strict compliance regulations have been met and there are three points of Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures. Read more here.

The fabric has been scientifically tested: 0.27 “Tog Rating”, which ensures the breathability of the weave, suitability and safety for young infants, particularly important during the high Cot Death/SIDS/SUDI risk period and/or in hot climates. The product is used successfully in Brisbane, Australia, where temperatures can reach above 40°C. Please see review from Amanda Stembridge.

Also see: Can a baby overheat with a Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap baby wrap?


The specific consistency and strength of the fabric-weave and the automatic fastening strips have been professionally laundry tested for durability to ensure that the product will withstand hundreds of washes. Industrial strength cotton thread is used, all corners are mitred and backstitched and bias trim is used to ensure extra safety and durability. With all reasonable care the Safe T Sleep Sleepwraps safest usage period is two years making it a very versatile and an inexpensive baby softgood.

Apart from the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap we are not aware of any other baby sleeptime soft-good product on the market in the world which has had such extensive fabric testing and extensive safety track record. This includes initial Independent, Professional Market Trialling, Independent Hospital Clinical Trialling. Educational and Instructional information is based on National and International published data and extremely wide consultation with health professionals, and the direct market. 

For the original Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap EU and USA stringent testing requirements have been met with 100% compliance. 

An instruction leaflet accompanies the product to ensure wise and correct usage. The product instructions also have clear illustrations to ensure correct usage. Our website is an informative, well researched, evidence-based resource for parents, careers and health professionals.


We have tried to cover as much information as possible about the trialling and evidence-based material in regards to the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap.  We trust that some of the information below and on https://www.safetsleep.com/ will be sufficient to enable you to help facilitate generic, objective, accurate experience and education regarding the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap products.  Our information is based on published studies, national and international statistical data. We believe that we have made a reasonable contribution to reducing the significant preventable injuries and fatalities of infants due to babies standing, climbing and falling from baby beds, mainly cot/cribs.

chris_lewis@moh.govt.nz wrote:
The latest statistics: 2014/15 numbers of publicly funded hospital discharges aged 0-2 with the following first reported external cause codes: 
W00-W19  Falls - 1544 
W06 Fall involving bed - 215 
W06.2  Fall involving cot - 20 
W06.3  Fall involving bassinet - 4 
W06.4  Fall involving cradle - 0 
W06.5  Fall involving hammock - 1 
W06.9  Fall involving unspecified bed - 123 

So, 13.9% of fall hospital discharges in the 0-2 age range involve a bed, this is roughly equivalent to 1 in 7.

The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap baby wrap also saving those newborn babies who creep, roll and/or turn in their sleep and end up with their faces/heads covered or jammed up hard against cot bars or bed frames. Parents also often find baby sleeping on the side. If baby is not using the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap these scenarios potentially cause ‘Positional Asphyxia’ (suffocation). Ref; New Zealand Medical Journal, 26 April 2002, Vol 115, No 1152, Pages 193-4. The hard statistic of babies found with face and head covered is globally significant causing ‘preventable suffocation’ – the leading cause of Cot Death/SIDS/SUDI.

The car seat was designed for comfort and safety during travel, the highchair for practical reasons during mealtimes, the pushchair for comfort and practicality whilst walking.

The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap was designed for comfort and baby safe sleeping, and for the few moments before and after sleep.