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Katy infant child care: What is the best sleeping position for your infant?

Posted on 06-22-2014

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Parents often worry about finding the best sleeping position for their newborn. This may be the result of learning about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). This is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant. Knowing which sleeping position is best for your child is vital. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Franz Road has done extensive research and has learned the best sleeping position.

The best sleeping position for your child

The best sleeping position for your infant is sleeping on his/her back. Putting your baby to sleep in this position reduces the chances of SIDS. The back sleeping position may also reduce issues surrounding:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Fever
  • Ear infection

There is less of an occurrence of choking when a baby sleeps on his/her back. The windpipe lies on top of the esophagus and when the baby is on his/her back it is easier to swallow.

How to put your infant child to sleep on its back?

Prepare your baby for a restful sleep by giving him/her the usual nighttime bath. Cuddle your child till he/she is ready for sleep. Then place your baby in the crib on his/her back. Place a blanket on top of your child and observe your child for a few minutes. If he/she is not restless then all should be well. Some babies object to sleeping on their backs. It is important that you continue to do this as he/she will eventually become accustomed to it.

For more information on infant child care, contact us at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Franz Road.

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