At Edwards & Co we take our smallest customers’ safety very seriously and have our Edwards & Co Carry Cot tested to comply with the European safety standard for carry cots (EN1466:2014). But it’s important to bear in mind that it’s not a requirement in New Zealand for carry cots to be tested to any safety standard at all. We do so voluntarily to ensure Edwards & Co products are manufactured to the highest standard.
Carry cot safety standards don’t have a specific test for how long a baby can sleep in a carry cot. If a carry cot passes testing to a relevant safety standard, these results apply for a baby sleeping in the carry cot for any period of time – whether that’s minutes or hours. It could then be said that it has been “approved for overnight sleeping”. However, it’s important to understand that this is not a specific test that is part of any safety standard.
Our carry cot has passed all testing in EN1466:2014 so, as long as it is used in line with our Use & Care Guide, a baby can sleep in it for any period of time.
We encourage customers to use the carry cot for daytime use and as a temporary solution for overnight sleeping when travelling etc. It should always be used on an approved Edwards & Co stroller frame or on a rigid surface. This will ensure adequate airflow.
The testing done to pass the European standard EN1466:2014 aligns with the recommendations provided by the Ministry of Health (NZ) and Red Nose (AU) to ensure a baby’s bed is safe.
While nobody knows what causes SIDS, the Edwards & Co Carry Cot has been designed in line with global recommendations for safe sleep. This includes ventilation points (vent holes under the base, through the mattress), a firm flat mattress and flat side walls. When using the carry cot inside, we strongly recommend doing so with the canopy down and cover off. The vent holes under the base should be open. No toys or obstructions should be placed in the bassinet. A room that is not too hot or cold is best i.e. 18-20 degrees.