In a baby’s room, the temperature should be between 18 ° C and 19 ° C.Use an air humidifier and ventilate the room several times a day.
We lay baby on the back and not otherwise, except medical advice. This way of settling babies has considerably reduced the number of sudden infant deaths. On the back, the toddler’s face remains clear, he breathes better and can show any discomfort with cries.
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Watch out for the prowling cat! Before closing the bedroom door, make sure your cat is no longer around. This animal especially likes soft and cuddly cradles. He could suffocate baby by snuggling up in it.
Cradle or crib?
From birth, you can opt for a cradle as well as a crib. The main thing is to choose a mattress perfectly adapted to the size of the bed and firm enough so that your baby does not sink too far into it.
If you choose a crib, check with the seller that the gap between the cribs is narrow enough to prevent a baby from sliding their head in. Think of the cot bumper, practical to counter drafts. It must be thin and be fixed by short ties to be tied on the outside, so that the little sleeper cannot reach them. Mostly no closed loop which involves a real risk of strangulation.
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A must-have sleeping bag for the little one
For safety reasons, the duvet is not suitable for a child under 3 years old. Below this age, to keep your baby warm when he sleeps, you have the choice between an overpyjama or a sleeping bag (also called sleeping bag), a sort of sleeping bag with straps adapted to its size and weight and whose thickness varies with the season …
So that your little one does not slip inside their sleeping bag, do not choose it too large. Keep the first size, at least until its first six months.
No sheet or blanket
Simply lay your child down on a mattress covered with a mattress pad and a cotton fitted sheet. No flat sheet, or blankets he could twist in. Limit yourself to a security blanket, thin enough to let the newborn breathe if it is accidentally worn in the face.
Provide a sleeping space for your baby
The first three months, the nights are most often a succession of feedings. It is therefore very practical to have your child close at hand, which is also more reassuring. Then, get him used to sleeping in his own room.
If he does not yet have a room of his own, insulate him from your bed with a screen or a thick “black-out” curtain which will also act as a sound isolator.
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Putting your baby to sleep in the parental bed can be dangerous. Cosleeping puts the child at various risks. He can be caught on a clipboard between his two parents, find oneself buried under the duvet, or suffocated against the wall or under a pillow.