Many risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) are already known today, so parents can actively prevent them. Here are a few tips & measures for a healthy and, above all, safe sleep for your baby, especially in the first few months:
- Avoid prone position
Although there are many children and adults who prefer to sleep on their stomachs, this position is not suitable for infants. The respiratory function could be disturbed .
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- Forgo blankets and pillows
Blankets, pillows, stuffed animals and other loose objects pose a risk of suffocation . The crib should therefore be kept "tidy" and instead of a blanket you should use a baby sleeping bag that does not allow the baby's head to slip through the neckline.
We offer youswaddle / romper bags in different designs that cannot slip over your head and make changing nappies much easier at night compared to conventional sleeping bags.
- Room temperature and sleep clothes
The ideal room temperature for babies is between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius.
In order to avoid heat build-up in the baby and prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the baby should not be dressed too warmly and covered. As a rule, parents tend to dress their little ones too warm rather than too cool. If babies have a cool nose, cold hands, or cold feet, it says nothing about their body temperature.
In order to recognize a heat build -up in time, you can observe the body temperature behavior, which makes sense for a longer period of time. This works easily with our e-health wearable mary by sticklett .
A breathable long/short-sleeved body made from cotton that has been tested for harmful substances with a sleeping bag or swaddle bag is suitable as sleeping clothing in the first few months .
- Sleep in your own bed
To prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), it is advisable to let the babies sleep in their own bed (extra bed or cot) in their own room or, if possible, in the parents' room. Even if that's not always easy. But - if the baby sleeps in the parents' bed, there is a risk of suffocation from the pillow and blanket.
With our smart baby monitor with vital function measurement Mary by sticklett and unrestricted range, you still always know how your child is doing. Further information: Vital monitoring for babies and children .
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