A Safe Sleep Baby! -Tips and advices

Did you know that newborns sleep an average of 16 hours a per day? Yes! Sleep is a big part of toddlers lives. Not only is creating a safe sleeping environment important but a good night's sleep is an essential to the health and well-being of children. We know that babies’ sleep is a big concern for new parents. Therefore, with a safe sleep, baby will be happy, and parents reassured. Below are some recommendations to improve safety measures for your newborn baby.

Place Your Baby to Sleep on His Back

According to the Canadian Pediatric Society and Naître et grandir website, it is recommended to lay your infant on their back either, whether for a nap or overnight. However, if your baby rolls onto the other side of his own, there is no need to turn him around and put him on his back. It is also important to use a firm mattress and a bed that meets Health Canada safety standards.

Use a Crib

The safest place for your child to sleep is in their own bed; a cradle, a Health Canada recommended crib, or a bassinet. Avoid at all costs to place your baby to sleep on a sofa, an armchair or on cushions. Not only are these surfaces generally softer, but it might be easier for your baby to turn over onto their side or tummy. This might raise the risk sinking their face into these objects, making it difficult to breathe. If you want to monitor your baby while he’s asleep, we invite you to visit our page baby monitors.

Avoid Objects in Bed

According to Montreal Children's Hospital website, objects such as stuffed animals, pillows or other toys have a risk of suffocating your child. We suggest keeping the sleep environment as simple as possible and not to put anything on their bed.

Bed Placement

It is important to position the crib correctly for the safety of toddlers. We strongly recommend that you place the crib away from windows. Also, lamps, outlets, cords / extension cords and baby monitors should be placed out of your children’s reach. In addition, make sure that the hanging toys are not too low, so that your child will not be able to reach them.

To sum up, there are several recommendations to keep your child safe while sleeping. Babies are often very unpredictable, so make sure their environment is always safe. To learn more about baby sleep, we invite you to read our article on newborn sleep.

Sources : https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/safer-sleep-for-baby-fr.pdf