A news report from Today@UWM indicates that nurse Jennifer Doering is developing an oval-shaped pod for sleeping infants that sounds an alarm if an adult rolls over or if bedding fails.

It works in several ways, but the main thing is that it keeps parents from rolling on their babies from any direction. This product is different from anything else on the market because of this added protection — we call it a bridge — above the baby’s head. By covering the space above the baby’s face and torso in addition to the space around the baby, you can then keep pillows and blankets up off the baby’s face.

Parents also like the fact that the pod actually contains the baby. Many parents who sleep with their babies worry about the baby rolling or falling off the bed and getting injured. This product keeps the baby contained in their own separate space from the parent, yet they are still close together.

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