Charity warns sleeping pods and baby nests 'pose a risk' to newborns could lead to death
Parents have been warned of the risks of 'sleeping pods' for babies which are placed in their beds as an inquest has heard how alittle boy died after being placed in one such product.
Leonidas Ramsden was just four months old when he was found unresponsive at his home in Buckfastleigh, Devon, on April 28 last year.
A hearing yesterday was told he had been'fed and placed in a sleeping pod upstairs on his parents' bed' before being found unresponsive some hours later.
And it has now emerged that sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) charity the Lullaby Trust has warned against the baby products - made popular by mummy bloggers and celebrities - which are widely available on websites such as Amazon.
In a previous warning to parents, it said in an open letter: 'Items such as cushioned sleeping pods, nests, baby hammocks, cot bumpers, pillows, duvets and anything that wedges or straps a baby in place can pose a risk to babies under 12 months.
'Evidence shows that sleeping a baby on anything but a firm, flat surface, or using soft, heavy bedding, can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).