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Cot death advice ligic

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MacMomo Thu 06-Jan-11 12:47:12

My leaflet on preventing cot death says not to put baby on a cushion or pillow. Does anyone know why? Is it because they need a firm mattress underneath and a cushion isn't firm enough? Would a very firm one then be ok? Mum just had my newborn on a very firm large cushion. Is that ok? Nervous new mum here!

Seona1973 Thu 06-Jan-11 13:22:20

its more a suffocation and overheating risk than to do with firmness

naturalbaby Thu 06-Jan-11 14:10:16

both my boys have had plenty of naps when tiny on cushions and sofas, and slept on our bed with several pillows and a big thick duvet. ventilation is my main concern so if the room is really warm and stuffy then i wouldn't let them sleep there. i also tended to do the besotted mum routine of watching them sleep.

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