July 29, 2015

How to put your infants on their back while getting them sleep?

Every newly mothers are advised to take care their babies while getting them sleep at their back, because to diminish the risk of SIDS.

To ensure the mothers are prepared for their newly born baby and their a better care, so many guidelines & suggestions published with as well as recommendations because they don't adopt any recommendations from their doctors regarding breastfeeding or how to exactly place their babies at their back while getting them sleep.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is not an ailment or disease but its the diagnosis given when a child under a year old dies suddenly. While this syndrome is also known as a crib death or a cot death because it frequently occurs between the hours of 10 at night and 10 in the morning during sleep outside of crib or cradle or pram. Every year more than 3000 SIDS cases are still reported in the US. SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants aged between 1 month and 1 year instantly which doesn't find the genuine cause in an autopsy or investigation.

Some mothers were advised to place a sleeping infant on their stomach or side; both positions are connected to an increased risk of SIDS. Concerning a baby's sleeping position, approximately 25% of advice provided was not consistent with recommendations for sleep position or location.

When a baby has an underlying vulnerability such as juvenile or abnormal functioning of the heart, breathing and is presented to certain anxiety such as sleeping tummy-down or on soft bedding during a critical period of development then SIDS more frequently to occur. It is found that infants who died from SIDS had lower than ordinary levels of serotonin in the cerebrum stem. Serotonin helps regulate breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure during sleep.

The earlier a baby is born, the higher his risk of SIDS. Similarly, the lower his birth weight, the higher the risk. The risk of SIDS increases with each baby you have. Also, the shorter the time between a woman's pregnancies, the higher her baby's risk of SIDS. Since there is no way to prevent the risk of SIDS. When a baby sleeps tummy-down, he/she is more likely to have pauses in breathing or re-inhale the air which needs oxygen. 

Below some recommendations belong to safe sleep that can reduce the baby's risk to a great extent.

What to do:-
  • Do put your baby to sleep on his/her back.
  • Do put your baby in the same room as your bed.
  • Do keep your baby's immunization up to date.
  • Do put your baby to sleep in a nap-time or bedtime.
  • Do breastfeed your baby as it's the most important element.
  • Do dress your baby in warmer clothing.
  • Do keep your baby's face uncovered in sleeping.
What not to do:-
  • Don't put your baby to sleep on his/her side.
  • Don't sleep on the same bed as your baby.
  • Don't keep your baby using towels on his/her back.
  • Don't use pillows, blankets, or bumper pads in the crib.
  • Don't use drugs or smoke or alcohol during pregnancy.
  • Don't careless to get all the recommended vaccines to your baby.
  • Don't let your baby face any kind of suffocation.

    Mostly the doctors advice to buy always a good baby care products, either it's online or from the market. But apart this, mothers are also recommended to follow these aforementioned steps to take a better care of their baby.

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