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  • Emma H

    June 18, 2024 at 11:28 am

    Hi Emilia,

    I haven’t been able to find any articles specifically stating whether the AAP or Red Nose Australia recommend or do not recommend SlumberPods. However, it’s important to note that SlumberPod themselves do not recommend their product for infants younger than 4 months, as the AAP advises that newborns should be closely monitored due to their vulnerability.

    Additionally, other sources indicate that since the AAP recommends nothing should be over or in a child’s sleep space until age one, they do not endorse the use of SlumberPods for young infants.

    If you do decide to use a SlumberPod with your little one while traveling, there are a few things to keep in mind:

    • Airflow: The limited airflow is one of the main concerns parents have about the SlumberPod. To address this SlumberPod has recently released a fan that can be placed in a pocket to increase airflow within the tent-like structure. This could be worth considering.

    • Temperature: The SlumberPod can be warmer inside than the surrounding room. So make sure you monitor the temperature and dress your little one appropriately. It would also be worth considering opening the vents while your little one is sleeping overnight to increase airflow and help regulate the temperature. It’s also important to remember that the SlumberPod is only approved for indoor use only.

    • Monitoring: Another concern is the inability to see and monitor your baby when they are underneath the SlumberPod. The latest SlumberPod design includes a pocket for a video monitor, which will allow you to keep an eye on your little one while they sleep, so that might be worth looking into.

    I hope this helps!