With any new parent, newborn safety is at the top of lists on everyone’s concerns. And unless you have not done any research at all, then you are aware of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the grave nature of its impact.
But many do not exactly know what it is and even the experts are unsure of the root cause of the problem.
There are however some tips to prevent SIDS in newborn children, with the peak impact occurring at roughly 2 – 5 months old. Risks should be mitigated up to and through 12 months old though.
Note: We are not doctors; refer to your pediatrician or ER for any concern.
Now down to business on 6 tips to help prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome):
Tip #1 – Sleep on Back
- A flat surface is a must. Not a car seat, carrier, swing, etc. Even if for a short time asleep the child should be moved to a hard flat surface in a bassinet or crib if old enough.
- If you do swaddle your