It’s normal to end up checking on your sleeping baby to ensure that all is well. It is important for you to take appropriate measures so that your baby has a sound and peaceful sleep.
These measures are also helpful in minimizing the risk of any sudden, unexpected and potentially harmful accident.
If you want to have a peaceful sleep yourself, you should make sure that your baby is out of the harm’s way while she is sleeping comfortably.
As we move forward in the article, we will be discussing eight tips that will ensure safe sleeping for babies. You can also visit our article about keeping your child safe while travelling.
Correct Sleeping Positions
The safest position for a baby to sleep is on their backs. Once your baby is grown up enough to roll over, put them to sleep on their backs but allow them to find a comfortable sleeping position for themselves.
Head or Face is not Covered
While sleeping, make sure that the head and face of your baby should not get covered in sheets or a blanket. It can result in suffocation and might be dangerous for the baby.
Don’t let the baby sleep in your bed
Cuddling with your baby can be a tempting idea, but make sure to not make the babies sleep in your bed with you.
While you are sleeping, you might roll over onto your baby, potentially causing a harmful injury.
Use a bassinet so that the baby won’t be sleeping in your bed but will still be close to you.
Single piece warm clothing
During their nap time, make sure that your baby is clothed in a single piece of warm clothing.
Too hot sleeping environment or too many cloth pieces can be very disturbing and uncomfortable for your baby.
Give Yourself A visual
Whether you have a crib for your baby or a bassinet, make sure to continuously monitor your baby during their sleep.
If you are sharing a room with your baby, make sure to place the crib or bassinet at a strategic position so that its always within your visual radius.
Use A Firm and Fitting Mattress
If your baby is sleeping in a crib, make sure to use a firm mattress. Also, make sure that the size of the mattress is exactly equal to the size of the bottom of the crib.
Extra Things in the crib
Make sure that there are no extra accessories such as stuffed animals in the crib of your baby. They can be potentially dangerous and cause harm.
Make shift Beds or Couches
Avoid the use of any make shift beds or couches for putting your baby to sleep. Always use a bassinet or a crib where you can securely place your baby while they sleep.
All the tips discussed above can be really helpful for you. By following these tips, you as well as your baby can have a peaceful and comfortable sleep.
Moreover, the risk of any harmful or dangerous incidents will also be minimized.