Thursday, February 5, 2009

Babies’ Sleep

The birth of a baby changes many things around. For parents, it’s a new journey altogether. Parents’ focus is always on new born baby. Thinking of it, right from the time parents get up in the morning to the time they go to bed, the baby is always in focus. Even during the sleep, parents have to take care of feeding, baby sleep, nappies etc. a newly born baby spends most of the time on sleeping. So parents must be very careful regarding how should a baby sleep and where should he/she sleep? Parents must not ignore this fact. Parents’ should try to make baby sleep on his back. It is always advisable to let the baby sleep on the back instead of stomach or side wise. However, if baby starts rolling on his own then it’s advisable to let him sleep in his preferred condition.

There is a term called SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) which is associated with child’s sleeping pattern. Parents should let the child sleep on the stomach because there are chances of his not getting enough oxygen and feeling suffocated. So let the child sleep on his back. The sleeping place of the babies should be in the same room of the parents. It’s not advisable to make baby sleep in separate room. Also, parents should not let baby sleep on the same bed because there are chances of baby getting suffocated or strangled between the parents. So make the baby sleep on a separate cot in the same room.

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