Baby Bjorn sleeping

(9 Posts)
lucywiltshire Wed 13-Feb-13 19:41:34

Is is safe to sleep with a little baby in a Baby Bjorn while you have a nap? I used to with DS, either with him on my tummy or me on my side. Is it safe? About to have another one and would like to do the same if considered safe.

Iggly Wed 13-Feb-13 21:13:36

I wouldn't do it on my side. What if you roll by accident?

Not sure how safe it is - but I did sit and shut my eyes when on my tummy.

How will you manage this when you already have a DC though? grin

SamSmalaidh Wed 13-Feb-13 21:16:22

It certainly sounds very unsafe! If you want to sleep with your baby you need to be on a firm bed, with no duvets or pillows near the baby, and never on a sofa.

lucywiltshire Wed 13-Feb-13 22:06:10

I was always in bed and never would do it on the sofa. Perhaps I wasn't very clear but I used to do it with DS in the night when he wouldn't settle after a feed as he liked to sleep on my tummy so I felt it was a good way to have him sleep on my tummy with no chance of rolling off. And when I was on my side I wouldn't have been able to roll onto him as he was there! So co-sleeping really, but with him in a baby carrier rather than "loose" in the bed. I was always far too scared to co-sleep any other way and never had duvet over him because he would have had my warmth being so close to me. I was just concerned as none of my friends (who co-sleep with their babies) slept with them in a baby carrier

gilmoregirl Wed 13-Feb-13 22:50:41

I don't think that is a good idea.

Co sleeping is fine but not using a baby carrier.

Do you have the instructions? I am fairly certain it will say that you must not do that. I think it is dangerous. Fine for the baby to sleep in it while you are awake but not if you are asleep.

lucywiltshire Wed 13-Feb-13 23:11:28

You are probably right and I won't risk it again with newborn, but I still don't think I know for sure why it isn't safe, but better to be safe than sorry

SamSmalaidh Wed 13-Feb-13 23:14:06

You don't want to baby sleeping with anything covering its head or face, or anything it can get tangled in. You might not roll on it, but the baby could end up with its face falling against the fabric.

Iggly Wed 13-Feb-13 23:45:09

Why not take baby out of sling and lie next to them on your bed? You can uncool the bjorn really easily?

Andcake Thu 14-Feb-13 09:52:32

Doesn't sound safe to me as might get in the way of natural instincts to fit round each others bodies or cover baby's face. I am sure someone on here will pop along with a link to safe co sleeping guidelines. Baby needs enough space to breathe and wriggle a bit with no covering or squashing risks nearby. Hope you find a way to get a nap soon.

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