Never put your baby stuck in bed

Never put your baby stuck in bed! Happen - fatal - accidents restraining children in bed, both invented methods (belt by armholes of sleeping bag) and with dedicated products (sleeping bag strap and stabilizing role).

Many parents want to capture their baby to prevent him from exposing himself tossing, falling out of bed, get a flattened head or lie on his stomach (fear of sudden infant death syndrome). Unfortunately, accidents that the products above are used incorrectly, causing children to tighten or even suffocate.
Fortunately, there are a lot of options to let your baby sleep peacefully and safely without recording it. In addition, you can think of a baby sleeping bag, introduce a fixed pattern before bedtime and making peace and regularity.

Capturing a baby is not recommended in principle, and only recommended in exceptional cases under special circumstances. If you still capture your baby, do it in consultation and with good instruction from a physical therapist or pediatrician and using proper equipment. Moreover strongly advised to still do over the age of 9 months.


The baby specialty stores are filled with products especially for toddlers. Most products have not been tested or to be tested. It is therefore always important to be critical when purchasing products.

(Sleeping) belt
VeiligheidNL advises to use for capturing the child's ties and belts. With sleeping bag straps and bands of private manufacturers have happened fatal accidents. It is possible to press the mattress and that way you can by hand under the belt and push some children manage to push their head underneath. Especially if the belt runs only under the mattress, it is easy to create space. And as such only belt running through the arm holes, the back of the sleeping bag can roll up. Children from 10 months have been strong enough for such a belt to rotate their necks. his sleeping bag straps since July 2004 by the VWA withdrawn.

stabilization Roles
VeiligheidNL recommends the use of stabilizing rolls in the bed. The stabilization rolls (to let the child sleep on it) is not a proper scientific investigation known for its effectiveness and safety. International research does show that pillows in bed can lead to problems as a baby it comes to lie against his face. A stabilizing role can be compared with a pillow.

sleep Wrap
A sleep wrap a cotton wrap where the baby is laid in. The baby's trunk is fixed by a winding width of about 20 cm to turn around the baby, of which the two flaps are put fixed with Velcro. The new wrappers also have a cross piece, a result, the baby can also be fixed on the side. At the bottom, this wrapper firmly sewn to a wider an extended wrap tightly around which is beaten to the mattress and also is fixed by means of Velcro. The wrapper can also be put fixed with a safety pin to the clothing. With this product are at VeiligheidNL no accidents known. Also, it is so that the problems such as which may occur with belts and stabilizing rollers, can not happen with this sleep wrapper. Major concern when recording in lateral position, lateral position which itself doubles the risk of SIDS.

Quiet and safe sleep

Babies sleep safest on their backs. Sleeping in a sleeping bag makes it more difficult to turn the stomach. Namely a child learns from the back to turn the stomach by stabbing feet in the air and drop to one side. A sleeping bag also prevents the child is exposed stirs and makes it difficult to climb out of the crib.

Remember that children do not always stay in bed, they occasionally stand up here and then go back to sleep. Parents would prefer that their child always remains neat, but do kids just do not and they go to sleep at some point. Stop firmly in blankets to sleep calm your baby. Bring peace and regularity on.

Preventing a flattened head
• Place the child in the supine position with the head alternately to the left and look right.
• Take the child alternately left and right arm, even in the diet.
• Babies like to look at the light. Turn the cot occasionally vice versa so that the window is located on the other side.
• Put in the box or the baby's favorite stuffed animal at one time left and other times to the right of the baby.
• Change the way the child is in the box.
• Place the baby regularly on the belly, but only if you're there