Despite the advice of early childhood professionals, many parents continue to put their babies to bed in conditions that promote sudden infant death syndrome, according to an American. This syndrome, the causes of which have not yet been established with 100% certainty, would however certainly be linked to the sleeping environment of the little one. This is why it is advisable to lay them on their backs, without any soft object within their reach, and following a number of safety measures.
The study, published by the journal Pediatrics, reveals that prevention messages are not enough. Lack of information, the idea that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome only happens to others, the extreme fatigue from which new parents suffer, difficulty getting up after a cesarean, as well as the urge to sleep the baby comfortably are part of the causes that push to adopt dangerous behaviors, explain the authors of this work.
No object in the bed
To put an infant to bed safely, whether for the night or for a nap, it is essential to put it on its back. Prone position can interfere with breathing, and lying on your side can make it easier to roll onto your stomach. However, it is not necessary to use objects like a towel or a pillow to keep the baby on his back, as they can also interfere with his breathing, the website recalls.Health Insurance. When the child is old enough to roll over on his own, there is no need to force him to stay on his back.
Do not leave any object that may cover the baby’s face in the bed. Pillows, quilts, soft toys, as well as various necklaces and chains can block breathing. If you want to use a cot bumper, choose a thin, unpadded one and be sure to tie it to the bed. Instead of covering the child with a sheet, to be avoided until the age of 3, opt for an overpyjama or a sleeping bag adapted to his size (especially not too large).