All moms are very protective of their children, especially newborns. We all are. We do all sorts of things to make sure our babies are safe at all times. It doesn’t matter if it takes a lot of extra effort, making sure that our children is safe has the highest priority.
Whether it’s to make sure their seat belt is buckled up, making sure they’re healthy and even ensuring safety while taking a bath.
Despite all these things, one thing that has always troubled me is how to be sure of the child’s safety while they’re sleeping. And I can safely say that I am not the only one, you’re worried about them too.
In fact, I have spoken to many mothers who have shown concern of their baby’s safety during sleep. So here I will be sharing a few tips to ensure our newborn’s safety during sleep - especially to mothers who are dealing with their first child's.
I am sure you’ve all heard of the ABC’s of sleeping safely? Guess what the A stands for? You guessed it right, ALONE.
Well, hold on, it doesn’t mean that you cannot have your newborn in the same room. What it means is that you should not be co-sleeping with your child in the same bed. You have to get a separate crib for them and then as they grow older - move them into their own room.
Moving on, the B stands for the back because it’s the safest position for them to be sleeping in.
While you were younger, your parents might have believed and made us sleep on our tummies. However, a wording revealed in 1992 by the American Academy of Pediatrics has revealed that it’s much safer for a baby to be sleeping on their back.
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Well hello, remember ABC’s we mentioned above? The C stands for the Crib. Yes. The safest place for a baby to be sleeping in is in their crib. It’s not a good idea for you to be co-sleeping with your child.
Don’t ever leave loose blankets or put a quilt over your child as they sleep. Also, never leave stuffed animals in the crib. I get it, it does seem cute, however, this is a suffocation hazard for your child and it’s better to be safe.5 - Babies Should Sleep On A Firm And Flat Surface
surface that your child is sleeping on should be firm, not squishy and soft. The mattress that you use should be flat and it is also advised to not use a pillow. Babies do not need a pillow until they are a year old.
I know I know, this might seem like a little hard to do because newborns spend most of their time sleeping. However, it is advised that you don’t let babies fall asleep in their car seats or a swing because they could be a suffocation hazard.
It’s best if you move them into their crib whenever possible.
Babies should always be sleeping in lighter clothes. Yes, even in the winters. This does not mean that you can let them get a cloth. Choose clothing that is comfortable for them - regardless of the weather so they sleep peacefully.
Hopefully, if you take a look at these tips and follow them and can provide you with a little ease of mind when your baby is asleep. I know it’s hard to be completely worry-free, I mean look at me, even after raising 2 children I still get restless raising by a 3rd child.
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