In our experience, working with hundreds of parents since 1992, the method of feet to the foot of the cot/crib is a ‘herd principle deterrent’ and will only prevent ‘some’ babies from creeping upwards. In a very short time frame the Writer/Inventor/Founder of Safe T Sleep met four mothers, who lost their babies using this method and a fifth mother (a Doctor from Canberra, Australia) who’s baby nearly did. She contacted us as to where to buy a Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap and went straight out to purchase one.
These babies logically used this position at the foot of the cot/crib to push off against the cot/crib bars and lever themselves to turn over and/or turn themselves sideways and or face down. The eldest fatality being a beautiful little baby girl of twelve and a half months old!
Please also see Clinical Review Article – Sleep Medicine Reviews, Vol 4, No. 5, pp 453-469. doi: 10. 1053/smrv.2000.01.19, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com.
We would definitely recommend the use of a Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap baby swaddle when positioning baby anywhere in the cot/crib but particularly if you are positioning baby at the lower end of the cot/crib to prevent tragedy from happening. Also see FAQ #12. https://www.safetsleep.com/collections/sleepwrap-baby-swaddles