Sleeping Safe and Sound

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There aren’t many things as beautiful and precious as the sight and sound of a sleeping baby.

Unfortunately, even when your baby is fast asleep, they may not be safe. It is important as a parent to ensure your baby’s safety. It will guarantee a good night’s sleep for both you and them!

As a new parent, chances are that you will receive many recommendations on how your baby will sleep best. From swaddling (or not) to position, to music (or no music), everyone seems to have an opinion as to what will ensure good sleep for your baby.

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Consider all sources, but in terms of safety, one of the best sources of advice is the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov).

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  1. may daughter sleeps on her back and sometimes she rolls over to her side

  2. Avatar of Aiden Aiden says:

    Are pack n plays safe for sleeping?

    • Avatar of Eva Eva says:

      Yes they are. Just make sure that the baby is not always sleeping in them. Or at least make sure that it is comfy enough for the baby!

  3. Avatar of Melody Melody says:

    My little one was happy being swaddled completely for about three months. We still wrapped up her legs for another three months, but she kept getting up at night. Finally, I realized that she had maybe outgrown the swaddle. Fully capable of turning over both ways, she’s free now to find her own most comfortable position. Usually she sleeps on her tummy now. Since we keep plush things away, I’m not worried about her suffocating.

  4. Avatar of allie_cat allie_cat says:

    my son wouldnt sleep on his back he prefers the stomach so i let him i always make sure his face isnt down on the bed and he sleeps just fine.

  5. Avatar of Sara Sara says:

    My biggest concern is keeping him warm enough because our room is in the basement.

  6. I swaddle my daughter and then take another blanket and tuck her in snug like a bug. It help her stay swaddled.

  7. Avatar of Rebeccajean Rebeccajean says:

    My baby will only go to sleep on his side, lately I have been having issues having him fall asleep in his crib but I tried swaddling him last night and then put him in bed and he didn’t fuss at all. But he woke up with his blanket off everytime (he kicks it off i think) and his skin felt cold. I’m afraid he will get sick from not being warm enough. He already has a stuffy nose :( also he would not sleep more than 2 hours, maybe it was from him being cold. I am a first time mommy and i dont want to do it wrong. any ideas?

  8. Avatar of Maria Maria says:

    my 3 month old girl doesn’t like to sleep on her back. So we need to keep her swaddled in order to keep her calm. Can’t wait until she is able to sleep without being swaddled in her crib.

  9. Avatar of Makayla Makayla says:

    My little guy will only sleep propped up on his boppy for night-time because he has such bad gas and fusses all night if he’s not propped. The Dr. said as long as he’s on his back it’s okay because if he’s not in a semi-upright position his gas has such a hard time passing and causes him so much discomfort that he doesn’t get the recommended amount of sleep at night and his daytime activities suffer. During the day he does a great job on his belly napping, with monitoring of course! He is never left alone sleeping on his belly!!!

  10. my youngest is a back sleeper but older two always wanted to be on their tummy!

  11. Avatar of Angela Angela says:

    My baby is a side sleeper. I turn her after half hour. It works for us.

  12. Avatar of Deee Deee says:

    My daughter would not sleep on her back for anything at all!

  13. Avatar of Marti Marti says:

    my son won’t sleep on his back, he likes to sleep on his belly!

  14. Babies should ALWAYS sleep on their backs but make up for tummy time during the day!

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