It’s a very Debatable Topic, Whether Babies should Sleep on Back or on their Tummy. Which is the Best Sleeping Position for Babies?
In many countries, Parents are advised to sleep their Babies in Different Rooms, which increases the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Please make sure that babies shouldn’t be left alone in their own room until he or she is at least 6 months old, better 12 Months.
Due to the many cases in the past of SIDS, many authorities have advised, Parents to sleep their Babies in a Cot or Moses Basket in the same room (Parents Room). It means that Baby will share the same room, where Parents are sleeping so that Parents can easily keep an eye on their baby while sleeping.
Most Common Question asked by Many Parents – What is the Best and Safe Position for Baby to Sleep?
Infants should be placed on their backs for sleep, as it is considered to be the best and safest position for an infant to sleep (as per the American Academy of Pediatrics). The reason behind recommending the baby to sleep on the back is maybe an infant who sleeps on her stomach gets less oxygen due to bedding pulled up around the baby’s nose.
Therefore, it’s recommended to place the baby on the back to sleep throughout their first year, to avoid the risk of SIDS. Especially, avoid the First Six Months, as Infant’s chances to die from SIDS are more.
What is the Right Age for Babies to Sleep in Their Own Rooms?
The best age to move the baby in his own room would be after they turn One Year Old (First Birthday). Till then baby can share their parent’s room to have comfortable and sweet sleep. As, we discussed above, keep your baby in your room, but in his or her own crib or bassinet.
“Why Babies should Not Sleep on their Stomach”
2 Major Reasons
Reason # 1
Can Lower the Oxygen Level
Babies are too small to understand how to take care of themselves. They are not in a position to move their bodies on their own, as they still do not have control over their bodies yet. Therefore, it becomes necessary for Parents to make sure that their Newborn Baby can have a Safe Sleep.
For any life, oxygen is the minimum requirement for living. It’s important for parents to make sure that they sleep on their sides or on the back to avoid choke or breathing issues. If something comes up and does not allow the baby to breathe, it can lead to death. Therefore, take all required or necessary steps to avoid any tragedy.
Reason # 2
Increase the Risk of SIDS
The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as Cot Death or Crib Death, is increasing day by day. It has been noticed that children less than one year of age, are at Higher Risk of SIDS.
To avoid SIDS, the one and only solution are to keep your baby in your own room (Parents Room) and look after them. You can buy a crib or bassinet and attach the same next to your bed. It will give you and your Baby a happy and Good Sleep throughout the Night. And the chances of SIDS are no more.
The crib is bigger in size as compared to Bassinet, therefore you choose your baby sleeping bed as per your room space.