Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep on His Back
Less than a decade ago, parents were told that infants should sleep on their tummies. As research and studies indicated that infants sleeping on their tummy were at an increased risk for SIDS, the recommendations quickly changed, and many campaigns were launched to ensure that new parents knew the proper sleeping position. Evidence was conclusive that babies were safer and should always be put to sleep lying on their backs.
As a new parent, it is normal to worry; so you place your baby in their crib every night, on their back. Most of the time, you will wake to check on them and find that they are in the same position they were when you left them. Then, one night as you check on them, before you head off to bed, they are laying on their belly, sleeping soundly. It is a scary feeling, and suddenly everything you have ever learned about sleep positioning is being tested.