Baby sleeping

Baby sleeping

The sleep is important in newborn’s life, they sleep for most of the time, according to doctors its 9-18 hours a day. Newborns wake up to be fed at regular times, it does not matter if it is daytime or nighttime. As a parent you just must wake up and meet their needs. It can be hard to get used to, but it will get easier with time. Each baby is developing in their own way, yours can sleep all nights since the very beginning, and your friends or family member’s baby will wake often during the night and day.

It takes several months for the baby to settle into a sleep routine and until then, you might find handy some of the new products available on the market that helps parents during the first months. Some of these are the famous co-sleepers, parents just attach these to their bed and drop the side facing the bed, so it is easier to reach to the baby during the sleep or nap time. The baby is at hands reach, what helps to calm the baby and feed during the night.

Cot death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby who seems healthy during sleep. 

It can happen in a cot, pram, bed, car seat, baby seat or anywhere a baby is sleeping.

The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot in the same room as you.

Always put your baby to sleep on their back with their feet touching the end of the cot. Do not let your baby sleep while lying on their tummy. Babies who sleep on their tummies have a higher risk of cot death. You can give your baby some ‘tummy time’ when they are awake. If your baby always lies with their head in the same position, they might develop a ‘flat head’. This is called plagiocephaly. You can help prevent this when putting your baby down to sleep on their back. When they are lying flat, you can alternate their head position so that sometimes they face left and sometimes they face right.

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