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Bellyrub1980 Mon 24-Nov-14 13:56:28

What are the 'rules' around sheepskins? Are they safe from a SIDS point of view?

Did your baby benefit from sleeping on one? (I've heard they're good to help baby settle)

workingtitle Mon 24-Nov-14 15:46:14

We use on in DS's travel cot, which gets used a few nights every month. We might have used it in his main cot but bought a mattress that has a thick topper. In the travel cot we use it under his sheet. It's a 'baby' one, but not sure if they're different from others? He sleeps very well on it and we always take it away with us.

This news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1615763.stm was from 2001 but suggests they're safe. This is also old www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9821434 and suggests as long as the baby is sleeping on their back then it's fine.
Patient.co.uk says not to use them, but doesn't cite evidence
www.patient.co.uk/health/reducing-the-risk-of-cot-death

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