Baby Safe Stomach Sleeping Practices


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Have you ever looked at your sleeping baby and feels like he or she is sleeping in a weird position? According to recent studies, some parents might laugh out loud because it seems to be funny, but it is not going to be a funny scenario. Parenting is a never-ending task, and most parents have to learn how to do it for their entire lifetime. According to recent studies, some safe baby sleeping positions will keep your little one from all sorts of injuries. Did you know that sudden infant death syndrome is widespread with babies who have weird sleeping postures? To eliminate this problem, you need to make sure that your baby is not eating or getting strangled in their sleep. 

At first, we will know about some of the unsafe sleeping positions so that you can change them as soon as you notice. 

Sleeping On Stomach

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This is one of the most common positions that babies like to sleep in, and it has a lot of risks involved. For example, it will put some pressure on the abdomen as well as the jaw of the baby. As a result, it will be difficult for the airway to work, and The baby might not be able to breathe. Also, when they are sleeping in that position, the face is very close to the sheet, which makes them read the same their time and again. The recycled air does not have much oxygen, which can compromise the oxygen level of the baby’s body. 

Sleep On Side

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Sleeping on the side is not at all recommended for infants because they can roll on their tummy. Again the airway will get blocked, and your baby might experience sudden infant death syndrome. As soon as you notice this kind of sleeping position, change it. 

Now it is time for you to understand the safe sleeping position for infants.

Sleeping On The Back

According to all the medical experts, there can be nothing wrong while sleeping on the back but making sure that they are changing position repeatedly. There can be some temporary risks involved, but even that will not have any long-term effects. 

Some Other Tips

You can also try doing some other things so that there is no stress on the baby’s body. For example, you should give them more tummy time when they are awake. Also, you can turn the baby on the sides and not put him in one single position. Most of the parents do not understand that keeping them on car seaters and carriers is not a good option. Instead, you can follow the baby’s sleeping pattern and make them lie on a firm mattress. 

Endnote

Apart from the things that we have already mentioned you should put a blanket cover and avoid any sort of comforter. Put on some light clothes and keep the room cool during the night. If it is indispensable, you should try using pacifiers. It is also a good practice to avoid co-sleeping with the baby but try to do it every now and then. 

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