Never lay your child in bed

Never put your child in bed! Fatal accidents occur when children are fixed in bed, both with self-invented methods (belt through the armhole of the sleeping bag) and with specially designed products (sleeping bag belt and stabilization roller).

Many parents want to capture their child to prevent him from being exposed, falling out of bed, getting a flattened head, or lying on his stomach (fear of cot death). Unfortunately, many accidents occur because the products are used incorrectly, so that children tighten or even suffocate.
Fortunately, there are a lot of alternatives to let your baby sleep peacefully and safely without recording it. You can think of using a baby sleeping bag, introduce a fixed pattern before bedtime and apply rest and regularity.

In principle, the recording of a baby is not recommended and is only recommended in exceptional circumstances under exceptional circumstances. If you want to record your baby, do so in consultation with a good instruction from a physiotherapist or pediatrician and use proper material. In addition, it is strongly advised against doing so even above the age of 9 months.


The baby shops are full of products especially for the little ones. Most products do not need to be tested or inspected. It is therefore always important to remain critical when purchasing products.

(Sleeping bag) belt
VeiligheidNL does not recommend using straps and straps for the child's registration. Fatal accidents have occurred with sleeping bag belts and tires from the manufacturer. It is possible to press the mattress and in this way you can push a hand under the belt and some children manage to push their head underneath. Especially when such a belt only goes under the mattress, it is easy to create space. And if such a belt runs only through the armholes, the back of the sleeping bag can roll up. Children from 10 months are already strong enough to put such a belt around their necks. Since July 2004, sleeping bag belts have been removed from the market by the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.

Stabilization rolls
VeiligheidNL recommends the use of stabilizer rolls in the bed. Of the stabilization rolls (to allow the child to sleep on the side), no proper scientific research is known about the effectiveness and safety. Foreign research shows that pillows in bed can lead to problems if a baby comes across his face. A stabilization roller can be compared with a pillow.

Sleep wrap
A sleep wrapper is a cotton wrap where the baby is put. The baby's torso is fixed by wrapping a wrap of about 20 cm width around the baby, the two flaps of which are fastened with velcro. The new wraps also have a crosspiece, so the baby can also be fixed on the side. On the underside, this wrapper is firmly sewn to a wider, longer wrapper that is firmly wrapped around the mattress and is also fixed with Velcro. The wrapper can also be attached to the clothes with a safety pin. With this product no accidents are known at VeiligheidNL. It is also the case that the problems that can occur with belts and stabilization rollers can not happen with this sleep wrap. An important point of attention when registering in a side position is that side position in itself doubles the risk of cot death.

Quiet and safe sleep

Babies are most safe on their backs. Sleeping in a baby sleeping bag makes it harder to turn to the belly. A child learns to turn from the back to the belly by putting the feet in the air and dropping it to one side. A sleeping bag also prevents the child from being exposed and makes it harder to climb out of the bed.

Remember that children do not always lie in bed, that they occasionally stand up and then go back to sleep. Parents prefer that their child always stays neat, but children do not do that and at some point they go to sleep again. Put the covers firmly in to allow your child to sleep more peacefully. Apply calm and regularity.

Preventing a flattened head
• Place the child in the supine position alternately with the head to the left and to the right to sleep.
• Take the child alternately left and right on the arm, even when feeding.
• Babies like to look at the daylight. Turn the bed from time to time so that the window is on the other side.
• In the box or pram, put the favorite cuddle left once and the other time to the right of the baby.
• Change the way the child is in the box.
• Place the baby on the stomach regularly, but only if you are there