The recommendations of the American pediatricians to avoid accidents during the sleep of babies.
A few months ago, American pediatricians have pointed the finger at the cushions used to cover the bars of the beds, which can pose a danger to the safety of the baby during sleep. Here are the other recommendations of the experts of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for babies to sleep safely and avoid cases of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome or cot death).
1. According to the study of University of Michigan School of Public Health, always put your baby to sleep supine.
2. For sleeping, choose a stable surface and compact: car seats or seat eggs are fine for occasional sleep, not as a practice.
3. The infant can sleep in the same room as their parents, but not in the same bed.
4. Remove from the cradle, all soft objects that may cause difficulty in breathing of the baby, including pillows, stuffed animals, blankets, covers bars.
5. Do not use shaped cushions that block the infant, U-shaped pillows are unsafe for use as babies may accidentally suffocate if trapped between the two arms. The use of such pillows to maintain the body position of sleeping infants can be unsafe.
6. You can leave a pacifier in the crib within his reach (or even offer it to him to suck).
7. Do not cover too much and make sure the infant is not at risk of being with his head under the blankets.
8. While awake and under your control, you can turn your baby belly down to avoid a flat head (plagiocephaly).