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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 useda Usual practice last 2 weeks Last night’s sleep
Position infant placed to sleep n = 3307 (%) n = 3310 (%) n = 3308 (%)
 Lying supine 3218 (97.3) 2746 (83.0) 2776 (83.9)
 Lying prone 839 (26.8) 291 (8.8) 276 (8.3)
 Lying on side 1118 (33.8) 273 (8.3) 256 (7.7)
Bedding/items in sleep environment n = 3292 (%) n = 3292a (%)  
 Blanket 2534 (76.6) 2258 (68.4)
 Dummy 1586 (47.9) 1336 (40.5)
 Pillow 718b (21.7) 338 (10.2)
 Soft toy 565b (17.1) 352 (10.7)
 Rolled towel/blanket 406 (12.3) 147 (4.5)
 Position device/wedge 365 (11.0) 217 (6.6)
 Doona/duvet 305 (9.2) 224 (6.8)
 Beanie/hat/hoodie 274 (8.3) 55 (1.7)
 Sheepskin 208 (6.3) 134 (4.0)
 Cot bumper 183 (5.5) 160 (4.9)  
 Infant nest 134 (4.0) 79 (2.4)  
Bed situation infant placed to sleep n = 3303 (%) n = 3308c (%) n = 3305d (%)  
 Bassinet 2379 (72.0) 1329 (40.2) 774 (23.4)
 Cot 2003 (60.6) 1276 (38.6) 997 (30.2)
 Double/queen/king bed 1777 (53.8) 367 (11.1) 258 (7.8)
 Rocker/swing/bouncer 1541 (46.7) 17 (0.5) 357 (10.8)
 Pram or stroller 1393 (42.2) 10 (0.3) 201 (6.1)
 Infant carrier/baby sling 1215 (36.8) 107 (3.2)
 Baby capsule/car seat 1140 (34.5) 3 (0.1) 86 (2.6)
 Rug/playmat 699 (21.2) 70 (2.1)
 Couch/sofa/armchair 669 (20.3) 6 (0.1) 134 (4.0)
 Portable/travel cot 493 (14.9) 79 (2.4) 79 (2.4)
 Co-sleeper device/nest on adult bed 299 (9.1) 73 (2.2) 37 (1.2)
 Other bed type or sleeping surface 264 (8.0) 44 (1.3) 106 (3.2)
 On a person 181 (5.4) 7 (0.2) 66 (2.0)
 Mattress on floor 197 (6.0) 19 (0.6) 36 (1.1)
 Clip on co-sleeper cot/crib 97 (2.9) 63 (1.9) 25 (0.8)
 Single bed 61 (1.9) 12 (0.4) 11 (0.3)
 Beanbag 57 (1.7) 2 (0.1) 11 (0.3)
 Infant hammock 50 (1.5) 8 (0.2) 16 (0.5)
 Water bed 6 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Pēpi-pod 3 (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 mother 2445 (74.0) 2384 (72.0)
 Room with father/partner 1873 (56.7) 1721 (52.0)
 Room with other adult 13 (0.4) 16 (0.5)
 Room with other children 211 (6.4) 244 (7.4)
 Room with pets 198 (6.0) 185 (5.6)
Shared night-time sleep surface n = 3296 (%) n = 1600ae (%)  
 Double/queen/king bed 2286 (69.4) 1433 (89.6)
 Couch/sofa/armchair 783 (23.8) 348 (21.8)
 Baby has never shared sleep surface 772 (23.4)
 Infant bed on adult bed 164 (5.0) 53 (3.3)
 Cot/bassinet 154 (4.7) 29 (1.8)
 Mattress on floor 139 (4.2) 56 (3.5)
 Other bed type or sleeping surface 68 (2.1) 22 (1.4)
 Single bed 57 (1.7) 14 (0.9)
 Portable/travel cot 30 (0.9) 6 (0.4)
 Beanbag 5 (0.2) 2 (0.1)
 Pēpi-pod 2 (0.1) 1 (0.1)
 Waterbed 1 (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