Being the parent of a newborn can fill a person with joy. It also comes with a lot of worries. This includes concerns about the safety of one’s infant. Babies can be very vulnerable and accidents can leave them seriously injured or worse.
Now, there are a lot of potential safety hazards that could arise for newborns out in the world and at home. However, there are also a range of steps parents can take to protect their infants. This month is focused on such measures, as it is Baby Safety Month.
Among the things parents may wonder is what they can do to help keep their infants’ sleep safe. Sleep accidents are among the things that can put infants in significant danger. Today, we’ll go over some sleep safety tips for parents of babies.
Make sure your baby‘s crib/bassinet is safe
Not all cribs and bassinets are equal in safety. Things that could increase the chances of such an infant product exposing a child to safety dangers include the product containing defects or not meeting current U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards. So, researching things such as safety reviews, safety standard compliance and recall history can be wise when deciding what crib or bassinet to have a newborn sleep in.
Have the right mattress for your baby
Research can also be a critical thing when picking a mattress for an infant. In addition to the above-mentioned things, it can also be important to look at fit and firmness when choosing a mattress for a baby. Generally, a mattress for an infant should be tight-fitting and firm.
Keep your baby‘s sleeping area free of hazards
It is also important to stay mindful of what is in a baby’s sleep area. Generally, parents should keep comforters, cushions, pillows and quilts out of this area, as these types of things can pose hazards to sleeping infants.
Put your baby in a safe sleep position
It is currently recommended that babies always be placed on their back when being put to bed.