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Is It Safer For A Baby To Sleep On Its Back Or On Its Front Or On Its Side
I'm 17 weeks pregnant with triplets and go to sleep on my sides but often times wake up on my back and my arms are asleep. Is it affecting the babies?
Accident/purposeful: Infants may flip occasionally from birth and fully roll with a purpose by 4 months. It has been found that side sleeping is just as risky as belly sleeping with relation to crib death. Always put them down to sleep on theit back, and re-position them if they roll to the side until at least 4 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bulkhead???: To clarify you do not mean bulkhead as in overhead compartments? If yes then obviously that is not safe. If you mean in a bassinet at your feet for long flights it is just as safe as as infant being in your arms. I would recommend if airline allows that the bassinet is somehow secured during takeoff and landing. ...Read more
Back is best: The back to sleep campaign that started in the 90's brought a 40% drop in crib death rates in the us.After initial resistance, most have come to understand it's value. Thankfully, the most vulnerable period has passed when kids can roll and turn over. Positioners, wedges and other items offered to stop this are unreliable.Infants should be on a firm mattress with no pillows, blankets or bumpers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back to sleep: The back to sleep campaign is designed to make sure you always put your baby to sleep on their back, which significantly decreases the risk of sids. However, by the time your baby can roll over (around 4 months) the risk of crib death is much decreased. Still put your baby to sleep on their back but you don't need to lose sleep worrying if they roll over. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Some babies develop a flattened head (positional plagiocephaly) due to spending a lot of time on their backs. The soft bones of the scalp facilitate brain growth during the first year and can be molded during this time. Make sure to rotate sleeping positions and give your baby supervised tummy time while awake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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