How can you keep your baby safe when you're not at home?
Australia does not reliably regulate bassinets and portacots. It’s important to use one that meets US safety standards:
- For portacots, ASTM F406
- For bassinets, ASTM F2194
There are a few products that are tested for sleep, and are easy to travel with:
Portacots and Bassinets
Ingenuity Smart and Simple Travel Cot
Phil & Teds Traveller portacot
The Fisher Price Baby Dome
The Fisher Price Stow ‘n Go
If you’re travelling, make sure to pack some baby-proofing items so that anywhere you go can be made into a safe environment.
Never add an extra mattress to portacots. Portacots are safety tested with the mattress that comes with them. Adding a mattress increases the risk of suffocation and entrapment.
Portacots are a flexible structure and once a supplemental mattress has been added, the sleep space is now structurally unsafe, even if the additional mattress is removed.