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Table 2 Frequencies of key practices related to current safe sleeping program

From: Infant care practices and parent uptake of safe sleep messages: a cross-sectional survey in Queensland, Australia

 Ever usedaUsual practice last 2 weeksLast night’s sleep
Position infant placed to sleepn = 3307 (%)n = 3310 (%)n = 3308 (%)
 Lying supine3218 (97.3)2746 (83.0)2776 (83.9)
 Lying prone839 (26.8)291 (8.8)276 (8.3)
 Lying on side1118 (33.8)273 (8.3)256 (7.7)
Bedding/items in sleep environmentn = 3292 (%)n = 3292a (%) 
 Blanket2534 (76.6)2258 (68.4)
 Dummy1586 (47.9)1336 (40.5)
 Pillow718b (21.7)338 (10.2)
 Soft toy565b (17.1)352 (10.7)
 Rolled towel/blanket406 (12.3)147 (4.5)
 Position device/wedge365 (11.0)217 (6.6)
 Doona/duvet305 (9.2)224 (6.8)
 Beanie/hat/hoodie274 (8.3)55 (1.7)
 Sheepskin208 (6.3)134 (4.0)
 Cot bumper183 (5.5)160 (4.9) 
 Infant nest134 (4.0)79 (2.4) 
Bed situation infant placed to sleepn = 3303 (%)n = 3308c (%)n = 3305d (%) 
 Bassinet2379 (72.0)1329 (40.2)774 (23.4)
 Cot2003 (60.6)1276 (38.6)997 (30.2)
 Double/queen/king bed1777 (53.8)367 (11.1)258 (7.8)
 Rocker/swing/bouncer1541 (46.7)17 (0.5)357 (10.8)
 Pram or stroller1393 (42.2)10 (0.3)201 (6.1)
 Infant carrier/baby sling1215 (36.8)107 (3.2)
 Baby capsule/car seat1140 (34.5)3 (0.1)86 (2.6)
 Rug/playmat699 (21.2)70 (2.1)
 Couch/sofa/armchair669 (20.3)6 (0.1)134 (4.0)
 Portable/travel cot493 (14.9)79 (2.4)79 (2.4)
 Co-sleeper device/nest on adult bed299 (9.1)73 (2.2)37 (1.2)
 Other bed type or sleeping surface264 (8.0)44 (1.3)106 (3.2)
 On a person181 (5.4)7 (0.2)66 (2.0)
 Mattress on floor197 (6.0)19 (0.6)36 (1.1)
 Clip on co-sleeper cot/crib97 (2.9)63 (1.9)25 (0.8)
 Single bed61 (1.9)12 (0.4)11 (0.3)
 Beanbag57 (1.7)2 (0.1)11 (0.3)
 Infant hammock50 (1.5)8 (0.2)16 (0.5)
 Water bed6 (0.2)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 Pēpi-pod3 (0.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0) 
Night-time room sharing n = 3306a (%)n = 3311a (%)
 Own room (slept alone)842 (25.5)877 (26.5)
 Room with mother2445 (74.0)2384 (72.0)
 Room with father/partner1873 (56.7)1721 (52.0)
 Room with other adult13 (0.4)16 (0.5)
 Room with other children211 (6.4)244 (7.4)
 Room with pets198 (6.0)185 (5.6)
Shared night-time sleep surfacen = 3296 (%)n = 1600ae (%) 
 Double/queen/king bed2286 (69.4)1433 (89.6)
 Couch/sofa/armchair783 (23.8)348 (21.8)
 Baby has never shared sleep surface772 (23.4)
 Infant bed on adult bed164 (5.0)53 (3.3)
 Cot/bassinet154 (4.7)29 (1.8)
 Mattress on floor139 (4.2)56 (3.5)
 Other bed type or sleeping surface68 (2.1)22 (1.4)
 Single bed57 (1.7)14 (0.9)
 Portable/travel cot30 (0.9)6 (0.4)
 Beanbag5 (0.2)2 (0.1)
 Pēpi-pod2 (0.1)1 (0.1)
 Waterbed1 (0.1)1 (0.1)
  1. amultiple responses allowed; bany reported use of item ever; cnight-time sleep; dday-time sleep; eof those infants who shared a sleep surface during the last 2 weeks