child with carrycot cover

How Long Can A Baby Sleep in Their Pram Carrycot?

Your baby has fallen asleep in their pram carrycot - great! But, erm, how long can they be asleep in there for?

Officially, two hours at a time. 


 The time limit is in place to ensure the baby's safety and well-being. Extended periods of time spent in a pram carrycot can lead to a variety of issues, including restricted oxygen flow, overheating, and an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Alternatives for Longer Sleep

If you anticipate that your baby will need to sleep for longer periods while out and about, there are alternatives to consider. Many prams and strollers offer reclining seats that provide a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for longer durations. 

Importance of Supervision

Regardless of the sleep duration, it is crucial to always keep an eye on your baby while they are sleeping in a pram carrycot. Regularly check on them to ensure they are comfortable, properly positioned, and not in distress. It is also important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for safe usage and weight limits.

Transitioning to a Cot

As your baby grows and becomes more active, it is important to transition them to a cot for sleep. Pram carrycots are designed for newborns and young infants, and as your baby becomes more mobile, they will require a more spacious and secure sleep environment.


In summary, while a pram carrycot provides a convenient and comfortable sleeping space for your baby while on the go, it is important to adhere to the recommended sleep duration of no more than two hours at a time. Always prioritize your baby's safety and well-being, and consider alternative sleeping options for longer journeys. Remember to supervise your baby while they are sleeping in a pram carrycot and transition them to a cot as they grow. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your baby sleeps soundly and safely during their pram adventures.

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