One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is whether or not Babybee pram bassinets are suited to overnight sleeping.
The short answer - no.
The long answer - no pram bassinet in Australia is approved for overnight sleeping. Here’s why.
Australian Bassinet Safety Standards
There is currently no Australian Standard for bassinets of any kind which means that they are available in a variety of materials, sizes, and shapes, with no predetermined guidelines for safe sleeping features.
According to Red Nose Safe Sleeping recommendations, “It may have been suggested by family and friends that you sleep baby in a bassinet in the first couple of months, before baby becomes active and starts to roll, for some sleep times. As there is no Australian Standard for bassinets, we are careful to keep up to date with reports of accidents associated with their use. To date, the most frequent accidents associated with bassinet use are falls and suffocation hazards.”