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Are you Practicing Safe Sleep?

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 10.37.43 AMWhat if my baby needs a blanket to stay warm while sleeping? What if my baby will only sleep on her back? We asked Nadine Goldberg, PhD, Executive Director of Wellness Services to help us answer these questions and more about safe sleep for your baby.

Q: What if my baby doesn’t like to sleep on her back?

A. Nadine Goldberg: Some babies don’t like sleeping on their backs at first, but most get used to it quickly. The earlier you start placing your baby on her back to sleep, the more quickly your baby will adjust to the position. Your baby’s comfort is important, but her safety is more important.

 

Q. How do I ease my apprehensiveness about friends and family holding my baby?

A. Nadine Goldberg: It is every mother’s natural instinct to be protective and want the best for baby. The Deluxe Swaddle has a cradle pad that runs from baby’s head to feet. It was designed to promote recommended back sleeping position and development of healthy sleep patterns. As an added bonus, the security of the cradle pad provides peace of mind for everyone holding baby from grandmother to younger brother.

Q. What if my baby needs a blanket to stay warm while sleeping?

A. Nadine Goldberg: To keep your baby warm and to reduce the risk of accidental suffocation and rebreathing consider using a Just Born Wear-a-Blanket. In general babies need to be dressed appropriately for the environment, with no more than 1 layer more than an adult would wear to be comfortable in that environment.

Q. Is it safe to swaddle my baby if she gets out of the swaddle during the night?

A. Nadine Goldberg:  No. If your baby can break free from a swaddle the swaddle blanket can become a suffocation or rebreathing risk to your baby. Consider using a Just Born Wear-a-Blanket as an alternative.

Q. Should I only buy products that say they reduce the risk of SIDS?

A. Nadine Goldberg: Avoid products that claim to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Wedges, positioners, and other products that claim to reduce the risk of infant death have not been tested for safety or effectiveness.  Due to the dangers these products pose to babies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the American Academy of Pediatrics do not support their usage.

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