Recently we have been referred questions concerning the use and safety of bumper pads in wahakura (flax woven bassinets). Hāpai Te Hauora holds the National Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI) Prevention Coordination contract; the best evidence available to Hāpai tells us that wahakura are safest without bumper pads.
Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launches their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi -SUDI Prevention Programme this week, funded by the Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB).
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford looked happy and grateful after being gifted a flax sleeping basket for their child today at Waitangi.
Hāpai welcomes the announcement and has formally invited the Prime Minister to receive a wahakura for her new baby.
Plunket is proud to support the national Safe Sleep initiative for whānau this Safe Sleep Day, 1 December.
Te Rā Mokopuna, National Safe Sleep Day, is celebrated on Friday 1 December. This is the first time the annual event will be supported by the leadership of the new National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora.
Hāpai Te Hauora has been awarded the Ministry of Health contract to deliver the national SUDI prevention coordination service for the newly designed national SUDI prevention programme.
Hāpai Te Hauora celebrate Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna Ora on Friday 02 December in recognition of the urgent need to address safe sleep for NZ babies.