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Checklist for Safe Co-Sleeping Consider Your Bed Choice. Use a large mattress to provide ample room and comfort for everyone. The best option is to Keep Sheets Secure. Make sure your fitted sheets stay secure and cannot be pulled loose. Remove All Pillows and Blankets.
When sleeping with an. • Your bed must be absolutely safe for your baby. The best choice is to place the mattress on the floor, making sure there are no crevices that your baby can become wedged in. Make certain your mattress is flat, firm, and smooth.
As long as parents take precautions, co-sleeping or bed sharing is safe at any age. Again, make sure that the surface of your bed is firm enough if your baby is sleeping in it and avoid making mistakes like sleeping with your infant when you’re intoxicated or on medication that affects your sleep. It is important to realize that the physical and social conditions under which infant-parent cosleeping occur, in all Bottlefeeding babies should always sleep alongside the mother on a separate surface rather than in the bed.
If bedsharin. Talk to your pediatrician about your sleeping arrangements. Remove all big blankets from the bed, ensure you have a firm mattress, skip the feather bed and avoid plush pillows.
Headboard slats should be no farther apart than 2 3/8 inches. There should be no gaps between the mattress and the frame. Don’t allow older siblings to sleep with a baby under nine months.
Sleeping children do not have the same awareness of tiny babies as do parents, and too small or too crowded a bed space is not a good arrangement for cosleeping safely. Don’t. Co-sleeping safety.
Where Babies Sleep from the ISIS Infant Sleep Information Source. Guidelines to Sleeping Safe with Infants by James J. McKenna, Ph.D. Safe Sleep 7: Is it safe to bedshare? is a free handout for parents, produced by La Leche League International. Monitoring and evaluating safe sleep campaigns and programs.
Caregivers can: Place babies on their back for every sleep. Room share, but not bed share with babies. Keep soft bedding such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of their baby’s sleep area. Learn about safe sleep practices for your baby and talk to your healthcare provider.
Provide a Safe Sleeping Environment night and day. Adding to the key messages on the front of this Safe Sleeping Checklist Soft bedding, such as soft mattresses, or folded doonas, pillows and cushions and sheepskins should not be used as substitutes for mattresses Do not sleep baby or sleep with baby on a sofa or couch, chair, water bed or bean bag. Do not sleep with your baby if you are a large person, as a parent’s excess weight poses a proven risk to baby in a co-sleeping situation.
I cannot give you a specific weight-to-baby ratio; simply examine how you and baby settle in next to each other.
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