Daycare debacle: Babies not sleeping supine

Childcare workers are also using loose bedding, pillows and soft toys in cots: study
Jocelyn Wright
Sleeping baby

Australian licensed childcare centres are ignoring many safe-sleeping recommendations for infants, a Queensland study has found.

Researchers say more than 80% of childcare centres fail to comply with at least one legislated safe-sleeping directive, with nearly half (44%) of childcare workers observed placing infants to sleep on their side or stomach.