The Boppy Pillows and Boppy Newborn Loungers are products that should only be enjoyed for awake time only. The reason we stress the importance of this is to prevent positional asphyxia. This will help keep baby’s airway open at all times. The Newborn Lounger/Boppy Pillow is designed as a safe place to put baby while he or she is supervised and awake. The angle of the Newborn Lounger/Boppy Pillow provides baby with a view of the world from a slightly elevated position, rather than lying flat.



The Boppy Company strictly adheres to the guidelines set forth by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and several other organizations regarding these safe sleep points:

  • Place your baby on a firm sleep surface, such as on a safety-approved crib mattress, covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Never place your baby to sleep on pillows, quilts, sheepskins, or other soft surfaces.
  • Do not use a boppy pillow in a crib, cradle, bassinet, playpen, play yard or bed.
  • When using the boppy pillow do not leave baby unattended – adult supervision is always required.

Improper use of this product could result in serious injury or death. Check out our Safe Sleep page under Product Info for more information.

For other safe sleep recommendations, go to this link: NICHD Safe Sleep.