Safer Sleep With Your Baby - 6 Best Tips You should Know

We did a research with the help of Lullaby Trust, with the help of NHS where you will see and get the best 6 tips for knowing what to do with your baby's sleep for up to 6 Months Old. What you should know and what you should do to keep your baby being safe. Read along to know more and be educated with the best knowledge for safety with your newborn baby

Tip 1:  Lie your baby on their back at the foot of the cot

Place your baby on their back to sleep from the very beginning for both day and night sleeps. To prevent your baby wriggling down under the covers, place them in the "feet to foot" position. This means their feet are at the end of the crib, cot or Moses basket  

It is important to know the safety of placing the baby at the end of the cot, crib or moses basket while they are asleep is because they have no room to wiggle further down and that prevents the blanket to cover their breathings as you can't monitor your baby 24/7 and to bring safety to the baby, make sure the blanket is tucked in under the baby's arm so that the blanket doesn't get over their head. 


Tip 2: Keep Cot Clear 

We all love the little bears, dolls or teddies for a cute companion to sleep with but make sure you don't leave them in the cot, basket, crib when they are asleep. They  will become a risk should they suffocate from falling on them. 


Tip 3: Use A Firm, Flat Waterproof Mattress

Make sure the mattress covers are waterproof, clean and well-fitted with a single sheet. Baby's under the age of 1 are not allowed to use duvet, pillows, quilts, baby nests, wedges or bedding rolls.


Tip 4: Keep Your Baby Smoke-Free 

Do not smoke when you're pregnant or around your baby after they're born, and do not let anyone smoke in the same room as your baby. 


Tip 5: Avoid Your Baby Overheating

Babies can overheat because of the bedding or too much clothing on, or perhaps  the room being too hot. Make sure you monitor if the baby is sweating, if so take off some of their clothes or reduce the blankets thickness. Do not worry if their hands or feet feel cool – this is normal. Keep the room at a temperature that's comfortable – about 16 to 20C is ideal. Babies heads can get quite hot, so make sure their heads cannot be covered by bedclothes, while they're asleep. Remove hats and extra clothing as soon as you come indoors or enter a warm car, bus or train, even if it means waking your baby.


Tip 6: Your Baby Should Sleep In The Same Room As You At Night For The First Six Months In Their Own Cot

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best place for a baby to sleep is in their parents' bedroom. They should sleep in Their own crib but shouldn't be in their own room until the baby is at least 6 months, better 12 months


These Tips about SIDS which stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome are very useful. Should you want to know more about each and every single one of these article subjects, please visit the NHS Guidance in how to bring safety while the baby being asleep by clicking on the link here