Your baby’s safety is your paramount concern when considering any products they will come in contact with. The Babocush was designed by a mum, who naturally had her own baby’s safety at the core of her thinking. Kerry Nevins’s concerns were not just examined in the design phase however, like any product the Babocush faced rigorous testing before going to market. Babocush has always strived to address your concerns and in this post we answer the greatest question of them all; Is it safe to put your baby on the Babocush?
Putting your baby into the Babocush
Suitable for babies aged 0-6 months, the Babocush straps are adjustable, so you can alter as needed to fit your baby as they grow. You will need to fold over the Velcro cover when attaching your baby. If your Babocush is being attached to a rocker, use the straps at the back and check it is secured before placing your baby on it.
Some babies will lay on the Babocush with their arms spread, seemingly hugging the cushion, others will keep their arms up - both are safe. While on the Babocush, your baby is secured by a 5-point harness, and this prevents them from slipping out at any angle. From your baby’s point of view, they are comfortable and feel swaddled.
It is vital that your baby is facing to one side on the Babocush and never allow them to sleep on it. Often, parents find that babies settle so easily on their Babocush that they can quickly become sleepy – in this case, once they have fully relaxed, take them off the Babocush and put them in their Moses basket or crib to sleep safely. The Babocush is on the market because it successfully met British, EU and US safety standards. While some see meeting these standards as the maximum, we sought out further testing to be absolutely certain.
The Babocush was put in front of respiratory experts in the Royal Victoria Hospital to address suffocation concerns. The reports were 100% positive. Experts agreed the Babocush was perfectly safe for a baby to rest in. While on the cushion, your baby’s head is in a safe position keeping airways open.
As well as local testing, the Babocush was specially tested in Australia to see if it posed a suffocation risk. The results showed that the Babocush mattress did not sink under pressure, meaning it does not pose a suffocation risk. These independent researchers approved the Babocush with good reason. The cushion was not designed overnight, it was subject to tests and took 13 years and multiple prototypes to perfect it.
The cushion’s purpose is to offer contentment to both parent and baby, not to act as an alternative cot. Very often, parents note how quickly their baby settles on the cushion. There are numerous testimonies from parents regarding colicky babies who find peace from its gentle sounds and soft texture. Stories like these prove how much solace new-borns can find in the Babocush and how much comfort it can bring to a household dealing with a colicky baby. Parents comment on how the Babocush frees their hands up for a few minutes and allows them the rare chance to catch their breath. We are proud that it can have such a positive effect but we will always remind people to remain attentive of their relaxing baby.
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