Preventing SIDS – Sleep Positioning
Preventing SIDS – Sleep Positioning

Always put your baby to sleep on his back and on a firm sleep surface. Keep soft objects, loose bedding, or any other objects that could increase the risk of entrapment, suffocation, or strangulation out of the crib. Place your baby to sleep in the same room with you but not the same bed. Your … Continue reading “Preventing SIDS – Sleep Positioning”

Pacifiers
Pacifiers

A pacifier may help to satisfy the need of sucking infants beyond their need to eat. The use of a pacifier at nap time and bedtime may lower the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Never put a pacifier on a cord around an infant’s neck, wrist or crib as this may cause accidental … Continue reading “Pacifiers”

Cribs
Cribs

Your baby’s bedroom and crib should be extra safe. Choosing a crib that complies with appropriate safety standards will help keep your baby safe. Slats and rails should conform to standards for spacing and height, and mattresses should be very firm and fit snugly, leaving no space between the mattress and the walls of the … Continue reading “Cribs”

Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS
Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS

Article at a Glance Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is one of the leading causes of death among babies under one year of age. Reduce the risk of SIDS by placing babies on their back to sleep and making sure they are in a safe sleeping environment. Offering a pacifier, breastfeeding, immunizations, room sharing, and … Continue reading “Nine ways to reduce the risk of SIDS”

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