Health Canada warns-‘Baby pods’ pose suffocation risk.




Health Canada is warning new parents about a popular cushioned bed for newborns that could pose suffocation risks.

Baby nests/Baby pods are portable sleeping pads with soft sides often advertised as a cozy form of bed-sharing for parents and their babies.

Health Canada says that the padded sides of a baby nest may increase the risk of suffocation for a child and placing baby nests on soft surfaces like beds or couches further increases that risk.

The agency also warns that the baby nests should never be placed inside cribs, cradles, bassinets or playpens, and that children should be supervised at all times when in a baby nest.

The safety review of the products are reviewed and officials say they will take “appropriate enforcement action with responsible companies.”Health Canada says babies should sleep on flat, firm surfaces without openings or gaps.