Sleep like a Baby
Having trouble getting your little one to sleep? You're not alone. It's a challenge many parents and caregivers face. The good news is that are experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that offer sleep advice to help settle your child and ensure a safe good night's sleep.
The right sleep environment
The safest place for your baby to sleep is in his or her own sleep environment. There should be nothing in the crib except for a mattress, a tight-fitting sheet, and the baby. Stuffed animals, crib toys, and mobiles should be removed as these may become a hazard in the night.
To guarantee a peaceful sleep for your baby, its bed needs to be empty of any distraction such as toys or any mobiles near by.
Consider room sharing for the first six months of baby's life but try to avoid bed sharing. It's fine to bring your baby into your bed for feeding or soothing. Nevertheless, it's advisable to place baby back into their own crib afterwards to ensure they and you get a proper’s night sleep and that your baby gets used to their own sleep space.
Keep you and your baby in a different room when possible to guarantee both your own place for sleeping.
Baby's sleep position
The recommended sleep position for small babies and newborns is on their backs. Parents sometimes worry about choking when baby is placed on their back, especially if the baby has reflux or is spitting up, however, professionals agree that even in these cases, babies should be placed down to sleep on their backs. Once babies can roll over on their own, you do not need to roll them back.
Sleeping on their backs is the recommended position for newborns and small babies.
Breathability in the crib is key. Of primary importance when purchasing a baby mattress is the selection of a breathing mattress. Most of you have surely already read about these or heard of them. But why is this the case, and what is really important here?
The combination of air-permeable mattress covers and ventilation systems in the mattress core ensure that your baby can breathe freely and does not sweat in their bed. Air channels and breathable materials cause the air within the mattress to circulate. CO2 exhaled by the baby is transported away, and unhealthy heat accumulations are avoided.
Having an air-permeable mattress covers and ventilation system is key to ensure ensure that your baby can breath freely and avoid sweat in the bed.