Safe SleepPatient Education
Nothing is more important than keeping your baby safe. Babies can spend as many as 16 hours a day sleeping as a parent or caregiver. It is important to be sure your baby's sleep. Environment is a safe one. The safest place for babies to sleep. Is alone on their backs in a standard crib or bassinet on a firm mattress. Infant deaths can be prevented by reducing the risk of sudden. Infant death syndrome, otherwise known as SIDS and providing safe sleep environments. Two factors related to sudden, unexpected infant death SIDS describes the sudden death of an otherwise healthy infant under one year of age. It means the baby dies in his sleep and the doctors cannot find another cause of death while there are Several known risk factors. The causes of Sids, remain a mystery Sid's occurs quickly. And there are no warning, signs, or symptoms. Sid's happens to families of every background. 90% of Sids deaths, occur in the first six months of life with a peak or highest risk of death at to 24 months. Sid's is sometimes referred to as crib death, because it happens to infants, who are sleeping. It is important to know that sleeping in a safe. Crib, does not cause an infant to die. In fact, a safe. Crib is the best place for your baby to sleep? To keep children safe, while sleeping, the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP recommends that you place your baby to sleep on, its back every time you place him to sleep, both at night and at naptime side sleep is not an alternative to back sleeping and is not advised. Use a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib, bassinet cradle or Pack. N Play, remove all loose bedding and blankets from the Sleep area and use a fitted bottom. Eat dress. The infant in a sleep Sack or footed sleeper for the infant's Comfort. Make sure others, who care for your baby know about safe, sleep to reduce the risk of Sids. The American Academy of Pediatrics. Also, recommends, that a pacifier, be used, when placing an infant down to sleep, but not reinserted. Once, the infant falls asleep. Breastfeeding mothers should wait approximately one month or until breastfeeding has successfully established before introducing a pacifier. It is also very important for babies to have tummy time while they're awake and being watched to help strengthen their upper body muscles, which helps development. The best decision you can make for your baby is to not smoke while you're pregnant, or after your baby is born, smoking during pregnancy or exposing infants to secondhand smoke. Puts them at a greater risk for SIDS ventilation fans. And the Sleep area helps to circulate the air and reduce the room temperature, which may help to reduce SIDS. So what is a safe sleep? Environment babies should be placed alone on their backs, every time they sleep or nap on a firm, crib mattress with a tight fitting sheet. The crib mattress should fit tightly. So the not more than two fingers. Can fit between the crib and Mattress. Remove all objects and loose bedding from the Sleep area, such as bumper pads, pillows toys, stuffed animals, quilts comforters and blankets. Make sure the spaces between the crib slats are no wider than a soda. Can don't let your baby get too hot. Do not place the crib near a heat Source such as a furnace vent radiator or space heater dress your baby in a sleeper or sleep sack instead of using a blanket.Make sure your baby's sleep. Space is a safe distance away from Windows Shades, blinds and cords. Avoid commercial devices, marketed to reduce the risk of Sids or facilitate bed sharing such as positioners and wedges. Remember safe, sleep for your baby? Should be as simple as ABC. Infants should sleep alone on their backs in a crib. Infants can be injured or even die sleeping on surfaces, not meant for infant sleep such as adult beds, soft mattresses, sofas chairs, Waterbeds pillows beanbags, cushions comforters, or recliners pillows, placed in the Sleep area. Could cause the infant to suffocate or he could get trapped between the bed wall, bed, frame, or cushions and stop breathing. These injuries can be prevented by providing a safe sleep environment for the baby. An infant bed sharing with another person or pet is dangerous, adults children or pets that sleep or nap with an infant. Put the infant at risk for accidental injury or even death. During the first year of Life. Infants, may be suffocated, smothered rolled over on Tangled in Bedding, wedged or trapped under the person or pet with whom they are sleeping. To decrease the risk of Sids, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep near parents and caregivers, but not in the same bed parents may place the crib pack and play Cradle or bassinet next to their bed or in the same room.These options are safer for the baby. Remember safe sleep for your baby. Should be as simple as ABC, babies. Should sleep alone on their backs in a crib.