Tuesday, December 29, 2015

10 Safe Sleep Tips for Babies

Newborns and Infants Sleep Safety

Newborns and Infants spend a lot of time in bed, mostly sleeping, so it is important that their sleeping area is comfortable and safe. Any loose object which is potentially dangerous while babies are asleep should be eliminated. Premature and low birth weight babies are most at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related unfortunate deaths. 

Pediatric sleep experts have pointed out quite a few hazards when babies are sleeping. They suggest a few things which can help reduce the risk of sleep related deaths. Babies may get into dangerous situations while sleeping in an unsafe sleep environment. Experts have identified a few things/rules can help reduce the risk of cot death and injuries.

  • Follow the ABC rule, alone on her back in crib. Place your baby on their back to sleep, not on the tummy or side.
  • Co-sleeping may be dangerous, particularly if you’ve been on alcohol or if you’re a smoker.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoke during pregnancy and post delivery that means keeping baby smoke free before birth and after.
  • Place her in a cot in the room with you for first 6 months. Do not smoke or let anyone smoke in the same room as your baby.
  • Do not tempt to fall asleep with your newborn on a couch while watching TV.
  • Don’t let your baby get overheat. Always dress your baby in layers instead of a heavy piece of clothing. It is always easy to add or remove one in case baby feels uneasy.
  • Keep your baby’s head and face uncovered. Don’t use hooded sleepwear. Tuck Baby blanket tightly in no higher than their chest. It is advisable to use a well-fitted baby sleep sack which is a type of wearable blanket as a safety measure.
  • Breastfeed your baby. Studies show that breastfed babies are less likely to have SIDs or breathing issues.  

 Place your baby on their back to sleep from the beginning, for both naps and bedtime. This will cut the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It’s unsafe for babies to sleep on their tummy or sides as on their backs. Healthy babies placed on their backs in a crib with no loose bedding are less likely to choke.

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