8 Sleep Safety Strategies for Your Child

 

Safe Sleep for Babies

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby video

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

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Is Your Baby Sleeping Safely?

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

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Safe Sleep Guidelines for Babies

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Safe Sleep Practices: Why babies don’t choke on their backs

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Car seats, swings and carriers should not be used as everyday sleep areas. Use only a fitted sheet. The only thing in your baby’s crib should be a fitted sheet. Never put blankets, pillows, toys or crib bumpers in your baby’s sleep space.

Similar to soft sleep surfaces, these can increase the likelihood of SIDS. Keep her out of your bed. Car seats, swings and carriers should not be used as everyday sleep areas. Use only a fitted sheet.

The only thing in your baby’s crib should be a fitted sheet. Never put blankets, pillows, toys or crib bumpers in your baby’s sleep space. Similar to soft sleep surfaces, these can increase the likelihood of SIDS. Keep her out of your bed. 8 Sleep Safety Tips for Your Baby 1. Watch for Suffocation Hazards. (Your reaction) Thank you!

As cute as they may be, stuffed animals may not be in your baby’s. Don’t let your baby sleep in a carrier, sling, car seat or stroller. Babies who sleep in these items can suffocate. If your baby falls asleep in one, take her out and put her in her crib as soon as you can. Don’t put your baby to sleep on soft surfaces, like a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress or cushion.

Top Safety Tips for Sleep Safety Place babies on their backs for naps and at night until they are 1 year old. Make sure babies sleep on a firm, flat Choose a firm mattress and fitted sheet for baby’s crib. Remove toys, blankets, pillows, bumper pads and other Dress baby in a wearable blanket. Overview. There have been dramatic improvements in reducing baby deaths during sleep since the 1990s, when recommendations were introduced to place babies on their back for sleep.

However, since the late 1990s, declines have slowed. Other recommended safe sleep practices today include eliminating hazards, such as keeping blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of the sleep area. Important baby sleep tips include: Maintain a consistent rest time routine for both nap times and bedtime.

Be sure your baby’s basic needs are. How to Create a Safe Place for Baby to Sleep. Choose a firm mattress and fitted sheet for baby’s crib.

Remove toys, blankets, pillows, bumper pads and other accessories from the crib. Share your room, not your bed. Place baby’s crib or bassinet in your bedroom instead of letting baby sleep in the same bed with you.

4 Tips for Parents and Caregivers to Help Baby Sleep Safety 1. Place your baby on his or her back for all sleep times-naps and at night. 2. Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib. 3. Keep soft bedding such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of baby’s sleep area.

4. Have baby share your room, not your bed. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle. Avoid giving your child raw carrots, unpeeled apples, nuts, hard candies, and other foods that present a choking hazard.

In a highchair, always use.

List of related literature:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2011b) has updated recommendations for safe sleeping as well as for avoidance of suffocation and entrapment related to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related disorders in two publications.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

Avoid allowing the infant to sleep in a prone position, overheating the infant, or letting the infant sleep with another person; provide a firm sleeping surface; allow no loose blankets, pillows, or stuffed toys in the infant’s bed; avoid smoking during or after

“Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Avoid having the infant sleep in a prone position, overheating the infant, or letting the infant sleep with another person; provide a firm sleeping surface; allow no loose blankets, pillows, or stuffed toys in the infant’s bed; avoid smoking during or after pregnancy.

“Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing” by Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C
from Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing
by Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

National Institute for Childhood Health and Human Development (Updated 9/15/06): Safe sleep for your baby: ten ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/ pubs/safe_sleep_gen.cfm.

“Nursing Diagnosis Handbook E-Book: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care” by Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig
from Nursing Diagnosis Handbook E-Book: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care
by Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

NICHD, Back to Sleep Campaign, “Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome” (n.d.), accessed October 31, 2006, http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/safe_sleep gen.cfm#backs.

“Social Marketing: Behavior Change for Social Good” by Nancy R. Lee, Philip Kotler
from Social Marketing: Behavior Change for Social Good
by Nancy R. Lee, Philip Kotler
SAGE Publications, 2019

Some Safety Tips for Sleep To help baby get a good night’s rest, keep in mind her comfort and safety.

“Your Baby's First Year Week by Week” by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
from Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week
by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
Hachette Books, 2010

Here are some tips for baby sleep safety.

“Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook: The Sleep Lady's Gentle Step-by-step Guide for Tired Parents” by Kim West, Maura Rhodes
from Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Step-by-step Guide for Tired Parents
by Kim West, Maura Rhodes
Easton Studio Press, LLC, 2010

The list of precautions in Figure 6.3 guides parents in making decisions about safe sleep practices with babies in the first year of life.

“Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us” by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
from Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us
by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
Teachers College Press, 2018

Recommendations on creating a safe sleep environment include (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011): • Placing the baby on his or her back on a firm sleep surface (such as a crib or bassinet with a tight-fitting sheet) • Avoid use of soft bedding, including crib bumpers, blankets, pillows and soft toys

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book: Active Learning for Collaborative Practice” by Barbara L Yoost, Lynne R Crawford
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book: Active Learning for Collaborative Practice
by Barbara L Yoost, Lynne R Crawford
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated recommendations for safe sleeping and for avoidance of suffocation and entrapment related to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related disorders (AAP, 2016).

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

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  • This is just superb, I’ve been looking for “putting baby to sleep” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Qeysaiah Baby Bangka (search on google )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my work buddy got amazing success with it.

  • funny because my son is 3 months and he choked on his back in his sleep last night……. it was scary he like couldnt breath for a second….

  • i was in the hospital with my daughter. my mother noticed the newborn baby in the crib next to us. she said go see why the baby was making jerking movements. Omg the baby was throwing up and swallowing the vomit and could not breath. IF my mother did not see that the baby would have died. i rolled the baby over and the baby started breathing. I was so scared my heart was racing, i told the nurses what happened and they ignored me. i was so upset. when i went home i cryed when i came back the baby was put into a carage and parked next to the nurses. i was afraid they did not care. i told everyone i knew about that and warned them never leave a baby on their back.

  • Did you ever thought of using a wedge baby pillow to elevate the baby’s head?

    Try Karmil pillow for $25 on amazon.
    Made out of organic cotton with waterproof layer.
    It keeps the food or the acid at the stomach and open the airways for better breathing.

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  • I realized the same thing,putting a child to sleep on its back is dangerous, but one question,in what position should you put your baby to sleep,is it OK for your baby to sleep on its side let me know,because I had a bad experience the first time and I had tears in my eyes,so as a young mother I want to know,my mom is not here to help me,someone please leave comments so I can know what to do

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  • My baby always sleep im he’s back now he has flat head. And them they told me he has flat head you need do tummy time. I say i do put him tummy time is just he got flat head. Them later they say ho goes away with the time ( i hope it does ). So them what? ��

  • Hogwash. Babies have been sleeping on their backs for thousands of years. The reason this “BACK TO SLEEP CAMPAIGN” initially started in the mid 90s was when they ramped up the vaccine schedule and babies started dying in their sleep. They had to come up with a name for it and sudden infant death syndrome also known as SIDS is what they “labeled it.” I’ve been a registered nurse since 1993 specializing in labor and delivery, newborn nursery, special care nursery, and ICU. The MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX is nothing but a SLOW KILL…. YOUR best interest is not what they care about. It’s all about greed. If people knew the technology that was really available to us, they would be so fillled with joy. There are known cures for Cancer and most all DIS-EASE can as well.

  • Funny cuz in the hospital with my 3rd, if she was on her back in the bassinet and spit up, each nurse that was present at the time picked her up, turned her over, and patted her back so it could come out of her mouth. Doesnt matter what gravity is doing if they try to breathe with vomit or spit up in their throat, they are going to choke. It needs to be able to run out of their mouth. As for the picture they showed, it would be really stupid to put a swaddled baby on their tummy. Don’t do that.

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  • After having 6 children of my own, I dissagree with this. All my babies spit up while on their backs and started to choke. I saw many babies in the baby ward on their backs with propped bottles choking. The baby would turn their heads but gag still depending upon how much they were spitting up. I always put my kids to bed on their stomachs to avoid the choking. Also, when my babies were on their backs during the daytime, they would show their startle reflex often. On their stomachs they curled up, felt safe and fell to slepp. I feel each parent knows their own baby best and should judge accordingly

  • My child choking scares me everyday… I almost choked to death as a child and no one around me knew what to do, thankfully I dislodged it by myself, I thought I was going to die

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  • My baby choked on her back, way after burping. She couldn’t breathe for a few seconds and was in distress.
    She sleeps much better on her tummy and even burps, without food coming up.

  • Now i was struggle to let my 5 months baby to sleep alone and i was seeking for encouragement then i found you say that it increases SIDS?!!

  • I just was looking into sleep paralysis as an adult. It’s tied to lying on your back, as is walking up unable to breathe. That’s harsh for adults, much less I’d imagine for a baby. You have to get up from a sound sleep while choking. Babies can’t even get up on their own. I sleep on my side because of that.

  • This video has been and excellent addition to our “FameFathers #PreciousCargo” training for “Fathers” addressing infant mortality, along with 1) Understanding Mom session, Physical and emotionally; understanding Baby, physical and emotionally, and Safe Sleep and “Boot Camp for New Dads” http://www.famefathers.org

  • Is it safe for a baby to sleep on top of a waterproof changing mat/sheet? One one side is cotton, and the other side is plastic or something that prevents any moistue or air passing through. Face down on a normal bed and you can breathe a bit, face down on a changing mat with waterproof backing and zero air gets through. The concern is obvious, but is it really a danger?

    Also, research shows that sharing a bed with babies over 4 months isn’t really an issue, is it? Most of the reported deaths were due to pillows or blankets, or drunk or drugged parents. The number of other deaths on babies was so low no conclusions can be drawn.

  • Babies should burp at least three times before u put them to sleep on their back otherwise they will choke due to air bubbles.. and try to sleep ur baby on their stomach at noon while u r watching him/ her, to get ride of the gases.. but at night u should always burb the baby three times and then put them to sleep

  • Babies can sleep in your bed if you follow the safe sleep 7s on bed sharing. It’s actually as safe as safe cot sleeping. Japan has the lowest SIDS rates in the world and they all bed share with their babies. You just have to do it safely and follow the guidelines. It’s not for every family especially if they can’t adhere to the guidelines.

  • I’m actually beginning to think this is a lie.

    Just read the examples first in the comments section.

    Example one. My friend recently told me her daughter might be suffering from sleep apnea. ( She’s over weight for one that’s not healthy.) so I went on google to see how she can not stop breathing at night. ( will get to that part below.)

    Example 2. My Dad is terrible for snoring ( and somethings my hubby) he got louder during the night. And sometimes stopped breathing. She would wake him up and say. Lie on your side you’re snoring. It stopped.

    Example 3. My son when he was born had difficulties breathing. He was born 5 weeks premature. He has had a few spells of being poorly, cold, virus, severe flu. And has ended up twice in hospital with breathing difficulties. I would be placing him on his back. He struggled to breathe. When he was first admitted to hospital he was put on an oxygen box over his head. Lying on his back. His oxygen level dropped. He was diagnosed early too with sleep apnea. He is also a twin, he has an older sister ( by 2 minutes).

    Example 4. I watched a video on Facebook the other day of a 2 and a half week old baby being resuscitated he had mucous of milk in his mouth. His step grandma said he was choking!!

    She too I noticed stopped breathing at night. The hospital turned my son on his side. His oxygen levels rose!!!

    I googled how to heal or help sleep apnea naturally. You lie on your side. The tongue relaxes during sleep. It drops back. Blocking a percentage of oxygen. So there you have it.

    That’s why I think this is a lie. The baby can choke on vomit. FACT. Is this one of the reasons for SIDS!!

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  • No its not My son was on his back and grandbaby was on her belly. and it can run in the family so this is all wrong. Make your DR give them a sleep study before coming home and if it come back with some thing wrong make them send your baby home on a heart monitor just to be safe.

  • I like these guidelines for safety, but I feel like they are creating a generation of flat head kids. If I could go back in time with my son, I would let him sleep on his belly. But purchase a crib SIDS sensor for safety.

  • Why do medical professionals always talk to you like you’re an idiot? And don’t even get me started on this videos actual content smh

  • Just curious, does this change as we grow into adolescent and adulthood? We’ve always been taught not to allow someone passed out of intoxication to sleep on their backs because they can die from choking on their own vomit. I’ve also heard cases of adults and teens dying from this.

  • I love research and studies and am currently researching breastfeeding vs formula. Can you reference the studies that show decreased risk of SIDS that you mentioned in the video. Thanks!

  • Why not put your baby in your bed? I’ve never heard that I no alot of people have they baby sleep with them.when you only have a 1 bedroom it’s different.

  • I left my new born (6 days old) sleep on her side because of nurse recommendation. Found out it is NOT safe. My child was breathing abnormally but I did not notice untill after 1-2 hours. I got her back on her back immidiately when I noticed…. She is still breathing however should I be worried at this point?

  • I have a couple of questions… I am hoping to become a grandmother and I see they sell swaddle blankets,, is it safe to wrap baby in one of those at bed time? and my other question is how old do they have to stay on there back? because we all know they do start turning on there own.. Thank you for these video’s I want to learn updates before a new grand-baby..

  • Thanks. For me and my husband what has worked is cosleeping with baby on our own bed, with a soft mosquitonet covered mattress for our baby in the middle of bed. If done ssfely cosleeping allows fr easy breastfeeding and also, cribs away from us at the start itself feels a lil cold to me.. yes be careful on the bed, their own net cobered lil.mattress is a good option. Either ways cuddle ur baby a lot during the Fourth Trimester that is till they are at least three months old. Kangaroo momma care

  • my brother padraig claton randolph died from sids my mom amanda randolph went on the news because of it and im honestly traumatized

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  • With all my kids have slept with me never had any problems and plus my kids laid on they stomach im old school kids dont come with a manual

  • Baby sleep is a skill that babies can learn. This is not often taught if you’d like to know more, put away the props and feel free to get in contact with me. We managed to teach our son to sleep right through after 11 months of waking up 3 times every night!

  • I have got mild sleep problems for years getting out of bed around 4 am on several mornings. But just these current months, my slumbering hours are only 2 to 4 hours. It has gotten even worse. By testing this treatment plan, I was able to discover considerably more about sleep and also figure out the strategies to have a great sleep at night.. Good luck, you will get the results, get it on Google. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
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  • agree with @meggieross, please provide more informtion on bedsharing with newborns. It’s hard to let go of your child when you’re a first time mother so the desire to sleep with them and “watch” over them is tempting

  • Disappointing. The video doesn’t even attempt to address the issue of safe/unsafe bedsharing. We know that up to 50-70% of parents will sleep with their newborn in the first 3-6 months some safely, others unsafely. This video does not acknowledge that reality so fails to open the dialogue between health care providers and parents. Simplistic messaging to avoid the bedsharing discussion is very unhelpful for parents and health care professionals working with families.