To reduce the risk of syndrome about sudden infant death (SIDS) because the baby sleeps on tummy. You do not have to worry when they roll over in his or her stomachs. Of course, you surely want to follow the precautions to reduce the risk of SIDS throughout your baby’s first year. So, you have to make sure your mattress is sturdy with a piece of cloth mounted on it, no pillows, no blankets, an no dolls. Do not let his or her bedroom become overheat and don’t overdress your baby, and do not let anyone smoke near the baby. If you are a parent in the 21st century, you must have heard about safe sleep recommendations for babies.
Nowadays, the almost every new parents understands that the safest way for the baby to sleep is his back and not his stomach. Baby sleeps on tummy is a wrong way for them. Why is that? Because when the baby have a sleep soundly, it can reduces the risk of SIDS. This recommendation is the cornerstone of the 1994 return to sleep campaign, and at the time, it just made the world a scene. Until 1994, all the parents were urged to place their babies in their stomachs as they slept because it reduces the risk of vomiting and choking babies at the night. In the fact the babies prefer to sleep on their stomachs. Most the baby sleep in tummy, and usually when he or she naps and sleeps at night, they can sleep soundly.
If your baby likes to sleep on his tummy, we recommend that you try to keep your baby on your back. While many babies who prefer to sleep on their tummy. Try as a first step, ask your baby to sleep on his back, on the trail and started in every sleep on his back. When the baby sleeps on his tummy, is it safe to leave? It is important for us to talk to your doctor about your baby’s sleep position. Especially when your baby is has born prematurely and has health problems. It has been said that your baby has a great ability to roll from the back to his or her tummy, he or she also has muscle control and neurological maturity to regulate his or her breathing well and shifting his or her position when oxygen deprivation, in other words the baby can sleep soundly in such a position. (Also read: The Truth Behind Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child)
Follow the safe instructions. It is important for you to follow the safe sleeping guidelines for your baby. But if your baby spends the time sleeping on his tummy, then that becomes your main focus.
Here is a safe sleeping recommendation that can be done for your baby at your home :
- Babies should sleep on a solid surface that is covered by the right fabric. Use a pillow , give she or he a warm blanket and don’t give they dolls. Keep the baby sleep on his back. Do not let the baby sleeps on tummy. Because when you sleep, you can not to control him.
- You can sleep nearby, but not one bed because it will bring the risk of suffocation because you do not accidentally overlap his or her.
- Turning on the fan in your nursery, it is proven to reduce the risk of SIDS up to 72%
- Exchanging thoughts with your neighbors, linked to SIDS
Baby Care Basics : What is the SIDS?
Sleep Error # 1
73% of mothers were stunned because they placed many item in their baby crib. The most common are blankets, then bumpers, the stuffed animals, and the pillows. All that is harmful to the baby’s breathing and increases the risk of SIDS up to 5x, regardless of the baby’s sleep position (the baby sleeps on tummy).
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) : even so, the most parents believe it’s fine. “Everyone says that my baby should not sleep with that big teddy bear. But I feel that’s fine, so I let it”. That more terrible is “when women walk through a baby store or see various catalogs from different magazines, they see bumpers, blankets and stuffed animals, and they think they need to buy them to be good parents,” says Rachel Moon, MD, development director Academic.
Sleep Error # 2
You do not put baby on his back. 28% of mothers said that they put their babies on their tummy, a practice that is make the high risk for the baby becoming infected with SIDS. And from those who have taken this risk, 47% do before their 3 month old baby. It’s really sad and very life-threatening baby. That’s when the risk of SIDS is highest, within the first four months old. The healthy baby at his or her birth does not mean the baby is not prone to death while they sleeping. Dr. Moon said, the parents who do not listen to their baby cry when babies cry while on their tummy, they are parents who do not care. For another common justification (for 10 percent of regulators) there is concerned that Baby will be choking on reflux. There is no evidence to support this. In fact, when the baby sleeps on tummy is more risky for comes to choking, says Dr. Moon. Make it as restful as possible, while in the car, put the baby in the baby seat and sleep by leaning back. At this time, the risk for SIDS is much lower.
Sleep Error # 3
When you share a bed with your baby. Sleeping with one place with the baby is a risk of the baby death during sleep. The parents who are exhausted from they work may be unaware when they crush their baby as they fall asleep. “Bed sharing” is dangerous. There are studies shows that about half of all deaths among babies are babies are in adult beds. That compared with babies sleeping on their mattresses, the mortality rate is 40 times higher for babies who sleep with their parents.
Sleep Error # 4
Take a nap on the couch with the baby 52% of mothers fill pooling if they sharing the couch with the baby, leaving the experts surprised. This is the most dangerous option because the sofa can be softer and luxurious than the adult bed. Mom and Dad can not accidentally roll up and strangle the baby with his limbs. Ironically, some parents consider that when they sharing the sofas with the baby, the sofas relatively safe because they putting a baby between their bodies, the baby will not fall. But in fact the baby is trapped between the parent’s body and the sofas.
That’s our review of the baby sleeps on tummy. May be useful for you in keeping your baby from sudden death.