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Coroner raises concerns over Bednest crib after baby girl dies

Claims further action should be taken to prevent future deaths

A coroner has raised concerns of a bedside crib after a baby girl was accidentally strangled while in it.

The Bednest Bed Side Crib was described as ‘dangerous’ after seven week old Grace Joy Roseman managed to manoeuvre herself over the edge of the cot.


It was reported that Grace managed to get her head over the edge of the crib and with her neck resting on the low plastic ridge she died from Asphyxia.

West Sussex coroner Penelope Schofield who was investigating what had happened to baby Grace, said that she feared ‘future deaths [would] occur unless action [was] taken’, before listing more concerns she had with the cot.

This included the fear that another baby could be placed in the same position as Grace – and if the cot side wasn’t lowered enough – it could suffer the same tragic fate.

‘If the cot's side is not safe to be incompletely lowered or for the cot to be tilted more than 5cms then it should be questioned as to whether these should be options available at all,’ she said.

‘In my opinion urgent action should be taken to prevent future deaths.’

Grace’s distraught parents Gideon and Penelope have now set up a Just Giving account in her memory to raise money for the Rockinghorse Children's Charity.

The NCT has stated that there was currently ‘no evidence of a fault with the product’ but the charity is conducting its own investigation. 

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Coroner raises concerns over Bednest crib after baby girl dies