According to police reports, the baby was left in his crib with a net over the bed to keep mosquitos out.
It is believed that the net fell on the child and suffocated him.
The KZN police spokesman Nqobile Gwala confirmed the incident.
“A 6 month old baby was sleeping in the cot when the curtain protected the baby from mosquito bites and wrapped it around its face and body.
“The baby was then pronounced dead at the scene and the circumstances of the incident are still under investigation,” she added.