Safe Sleep Tips for Infants
As a new parent you must have experienced that putting your baby to sleep is really difficult. Creating a safe sleeping environment for babies should also be given equal priority as babies sleep for about 16 hours a day. It is important for new parents, nannies or child care professionals to be informed about safe sleeping practices to reduce the risk of injuries and issues such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). If you are someone who wants to learn more about it keep reading this blogpost. Below are some tips for keeping your baby safe while sleeping.
Share a room with your baby: To reduce the risk of sleep-related infant death, it is recommended to share a room with your baby and sleep close by. You can place your baby’s crib next to your bed, so you are within reach but not sharing a sleeping surface.
Put your baby to sleep on their back: Always place your baby on their back while putting them to sleep. It is not safe for a baby to sleep on their side or tummy. However, if your baby starts rolling over from their back to side or tummy and back again, it is not a problem.
Use a firm surface for your baby’s crib: Make sure the mattress in the crib is firm and there are no gaps between the frame and the mattress. Avoid placing any toys or other objects in the crib as they could put your baby in danger of being suffocated.
Dress your baby in comfortable clothing: When putting your baby to sleep, avoid covering their head and remove any strings or ties from their clothing. Ensure the room is at a comfortable temperature.
Avoid letting your baby sleep in a carrier, sling, or stroller: If your baby falls asleep in a carrier or sling, be sure to transfer them to their crib as soon as possible.
No matter how much you read up on parenting or get advice on newborn baby care from family or friends you still feel under prepped. You need not worry because our team of nurses from Maika are here to clear your doubts. You can take the help of our trained home care nurses to help you create a safe sleeping environment for your baby or even get our newborn care services to help you. Call us today to book our services.