Mum's warning after nine-week-old baby found 'gasping for breath' in sleeping pod when she was left alone for 3 minutes

A WORRIED mum found her baby girl "gasping for breath" in a sleeping pod when she was left alone for just three minutes, it's claimed

Mum-of-two Chloe Elliott said she had only left her daughter Maisie in her pod for a short while as she popped downstairs to collect some washing.

However, when she returned she claims the nine-week-old's "skin was mottled and purple and she was covered in sweat."

In an online post, Chloe, 31, wrote: "I felt like I should share on Facebook -in case anyone is planning on using a sleep nest or sleep pod.

"I left Maisie for three mins in her Sleepy Head Deluxe to find her gasping for air.

"Poor thing couldn’t breath against the side of the pod. Her skin was mottled and purple and she was covered in sweat.

"I just hate to think what would have happened if I left her any longer. I strongly advise against using these pods and if you do to ensure you are with them at all times.

"I normally stay with her- but just went downstairs to get some washing."

She also shared link to the Lullaby Trust website, which gives advice on safe sleep for tots.

Chloe's Sleepyhead was given to her by a member of her family but the product has since been rebranded the DockATot Deluxe, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Sun Online has contacted  DockATot for comment on the claims.

The Lullaby Trust has previously warned against buying cushioned sleeping pods, nests and baby hammocks.

It said: "As a SIDS charity, we have watched with concern as products that go against safer sleep advice gain popularity.

"It is hard for parents when they are trying to choose from the overwhelming number of baby products on offer and many people make the reasonable assumption that if an item is sold on the high street or made by a recognised brand it is safe for their baby.

"When choosing sleep items for a baby there are actually just a few key essentials parents need and it isn’t necessary to spend a fortune on lots of products or choose more expensive brands.

"We have produced a product guide and accompanying resources to help parents feel confident in knowing what to look for when choosing sleep items for their baby."

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