May 22, 2017
For new parents, learning to care for their precious newborns can seem like a daunting task, particularly when it comes to sleeping. Parents are not only trying to develop a good routine for baby’s awake and asleep times, but they are also figuring out what helps their baby fall asleep and most importantly, how to keep them safe and reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
The American Academy of Pediatrics published in 2016 updated recommendations for a safe sleeping environment, which are aimed at reducing the risk of sleep related infant deaths. Here’s a summary of some of those guidelines:
Hopefully this information will be useful for parents during their nursery planning process in order to ensure a safe sleeping environment for their new baby.
The full report is available from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
May 21, 2017