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Will sleeping on a soft mattress affect my baby's growth? Eg. The bones formation.

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Not likely...

Babies in general move quite a bit during sleep.
.Soft/firm/pillow top beds probably won't make much of a difference since a new baby is only a few pound anyway. Just make sure baby sleeps on his/her back and that no blanket/bedding near face which may suffocate baby. Follow up with family doc/pediatrician regularly and ask lots of questions. Baby is precious. Congrats and good luck.

In brief: Not likely...

Babies in general move quite a bit during sleep.
.Soft/firm/pillow top beds probably won't make much of a difference since a new baby is only a few pound anyway. Just make sure baby sleeps on his/her back and that no blanket/bedding near face which may suffocate baby. Follow up with family doc/pediatrician regularly and ask lots of questions. Baby is precious. Congrats and good luck.
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Dr. Zoey Goore
Although the soft bedding will not effect the bones it is not recommended because of safety reasons (SIDS). Here's a link with more info: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/1999/Recommendations-Revised-To-Prevent-Infant-Deaths-from-Soft-Bedding/
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