Being a new parent is an exciting experience, but it can come with a lot of concerns, such as how to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.
It’s important to ensure that your baby has good sleeping habits to protect their physical and emotional well-being. Your baby’s sleep environment is an important part of establishing good sleeping habits – you should take extra care in where your child sleeps, the kind of baby cot or bed, the type of mattress, and so on. Creating a safe sleep environment will also reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is when a baby younger than one year of age dies unexpectedly while sleeping.
Place your baby to sleep on the back
Babies should sleep on their backs for all sleep times—for naps and at night— until the first birthday. Place your baby on her back for sleep at night and for naps. You can practice tummy time during the day when your child is awake and you are present to monitor her to strengthen her neck and shoulder muscles.
Use a firm sleep surface
A crib, bassinet, or portable crib is recommended, along with a tight-fitting, firm mattress and fitted sheet designed for that particular product. Do not place your baby to sleep on a couch, sofa, or armchair. Do not put your baby to sleep on a sofa, an armchair, a waterbed, or cushions. Your baby could easily turn over on to their sides or their stomachs when placed on these soft surfaces. If a baby turns over on to a soft surface, they may not get enough air to breathe, which can cause suffocation.
Adapt as your baby grows
Change the height of the cot as your baby grows. Lower the crib mattress as your baby becomes more mobile, even before she can pull to her knees or stand. Transfer your baby to a toddler bed once she can climb out of the crib. Toddlers are known escape artists, so you’ll want to keep the entire room as a safe space. Bolt all the furniture to the walls and remove any extraneous toys or other items. Cover electrical outlets and use safety outlets on the windows. A gate at the door or at the top of the stairs may also be necessary.
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