The nap nanny, which has been my sleep lifesaver has been found to have caused five infant deaths when the baby falls out and gets caught between the nap nanny, crib and mattress. The nap nanny chill, which we have has been the cause of one death. The earlier version for the other four deaths. A press release was issued stating the US Government is suing the maker of the product for negligent response to the deaths in alerting consumers about the dangers.
Sleep is an ongoing issue in our house and the only way we can get Roo to sleep on her own is in the nap nanny. I either have it in her co-sleeper attached to our bed. It fits perfectly inside without any gaps or between MH and I in our king size bed. I feel like I would wake up if she fell out, which in the co-sleeper would be nearly impossible unless she launched herself with superhero strength. Also, the nap nanny is wedged in so perfectly as if it were made to hold the nap nanny and it isn’t tipping over unless the entire co-sleeper tipped and it is attached to our bed so not sure how it would tip. It could however tip when she is between us in our bed. I think though that we would notice if that happened as her little body would land on one of us. We are both light sleepers so I think we would wake up.
She takes her naps in my arms – argh!
I am taking time to carefully consider the dangers as I am already so paranoid. Based on what I’ve described, what do you think?
I’ve been wanting to do a post on sleep, which is elusive these days, and I will soon!