Nap Nanny Law Suit

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kristycoulter1's picture
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Nap Nanny Law Suit

Feds File Suit Against Nap Nanny After 5 Infant Deaths, 70 Complaints - ABC News

I know lots of moms who swear by these. Daycare has 2 of them and are always rotating kids in there for sleep. I didn't have one with DD, but was thinking of using a recent gift certificate that we got to get one.

Now, from what I understand, the deaths are related to consumers not using them as instructed. After the first incident in 2010, the company revised the warnings to be more clear and created an instructional video. Specifically it shoudl be used on the floor with the harness. People were putting them on tables or in cribs/pack-n-plays.... which admittedly I was thinking I'd want to do b/c it would prevent the dog from getting up in the baby's face and make me feel more comfortable leaving the dog in the room with the baby (not that he's ever done anything... but they always say never to leave a dog alone in a room with an infant). Anyway - not sure that I would have paid attention to the instructions.... scary.

Not looking to start a big debate or judging session - just interested in people's thoughts.

I feel like it's a shame if this product is pulled from the market. It doesn't seem to me that it's an unsafe product... and certainly infant deaths occur under a variety of unfortunate circumstances. I don't know... what do you all think?

mom2robbie's picture
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*lurk*

It makes me crazy that people can misuse an item and then sue when something bad happens... Personally it looks like a great item to have.

sunny_gal's picture
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I have honestly never even heard of these before but I can see why people would like to use them! My second child wouldn't sleep flat on her back for anything--I wonder if she might have had acid reflux or something. So I always had to put her in her swing or car seat to sleep.

So sad that there have been so many deaths. How tragic! I think we are all guilty from time to time of not paying the strictest attention to instructions, I know I am.

Good info, thanks for sharing!

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"sunny_gal" wrote:

I have honestly never even heard of these before but I can see why people would like to use them! My second child wouldn't sleep flat on her back for anything--I wonder if she might have had acid reflux or something. So I always had to put her in her swing or car seat to sleep.

So sad that there have been so many deaths. How tragic! I think we are all guilty from time to time of not paying the strictest attention to instructions, I know I am.

Good info, thanks for sharing!

This! I haven't heard of it either, but it looks like it would be nice to have. I can pretty much say what Jamie said sums it up. Smile Well said, Jamie.

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I'd never seen this either but think it looks awesome. If the baby is strapped in and the parent is watching it, how the HECK could this thing cause a death?!? That's like recalling a infant seat carrier! WTH!!

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I agree that it looks like a really useful product when used properly. Just like Bumbo seats or anything else, there are risks to anything and suing because of misuse isn't going to resolve the issues. I think it's great the company revised their warnings and recommendations.

We were planning to get DS a bouncer so he can be propped up from time to time and that it could help if he has reflux. Aside from the motion aspects, I don't see how the two would be that different. Tragic about the deaths though. Sad