One of the fundamentals to ascertain streamlined growth and health of newborn babies is appropriate sleeping positions. With an understanding of healthy sleeping positions for babies, parents can throw away the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Also referred as ‘Crib Death’, the syndrome leads to death of infants between one month and one year.
Not just Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), premature babies are vulnerable to several respiratory ailments due to inappropriate sleeping positions. Respiratory Synaptic Virus (RSV), Pneumonia and Obstructive Airway Disease are the illnesses associated with sleeping positions. Therefore, correct sleeping position of newborn is of utmost significance that provides sufficient amount of air to the lungs.
Put Newborns to Sleep on Their Back
Researchers and physicians recommend putting newborns on their back for sleeping. It has been found that the babies who are put to sleep on their stomachs get susceptible to SIDS. The sleep position also relieves and reduces the risk of other health complications such as cold. Consult the pediatrician about alternate sleeping positions if newborn has experienced any kind of respiratory distress or gastroesophageal reflux.
Sleeping on back could ruin the shape of the head. In order to avert possibility of developing a misshapen head from this sleeping position, baby’s neck should be moved while he or she is awake.
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