Many parents go to great lengths to keep baby safe in bed

Ms Chua Jia Ying decided to replace the cloth cot bumpers on her five-month-old baby's cot with individual bumper wraps for each of its slats. This lowers the risk of the baby accidentally pressing its face against the bumpers and suffocating.
Ms Chua Jia Ying decided to replace the cloth cot bumpers on her five-month-old baby's cot with individual bumper wraps for each of its slats. This lowers the risk of the baby accidentally pressing its face against the bumpers and suffocating.PHOTO: CHUA JIA YING

SINGAPORE - Civil servant Chua Jia Ying, 28, whose son is almost five months old, used cloth paddings that completely covered the four sides of her son's cot, thinking that this will keep the baby safe.

When she read that the paddings could potentially suffocate an infant if the baby presses his face into it, Ms Chua wasted no time in replacing them with individual wraps for the crib slats.

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