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Should I worry for my newborn while hes asleep?
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Safe environment
Making a safe sleep environment for your baby will help lessen your worries.
To do so, put your baby to sleep on their back on a firm mattress in their crib. Do not add any bumpers, blankets or pillows. Do not smoke. Its fine to check on your baby periodically, but remember that babies are loud sleepers an noises do not always mean they are awake!

In brief: Safe environment
Making a safe sleep environment for your baby will help lessen your worries.
To do so, put your baby to sleep on their back on a firm mattress in their crib. Do not add any bumpers, blankets or pillows. Do not smoke. Its fine to check on your baby periodically, but remember that babies are loud sleepers an noises do not always mean they are awake!
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Parents of a normal newborn should not worry while the baby sleeps.
A baby should be placed face-up in a bassinet or crib, after feeding/burping/changing. There is not much time in between newborn feedings, so when the baby is sleeping, the parents can do errands (daytime) or sleep (nighttime). Otherwise, parents will become sleep-deprived, making them accident-prone and ill-tempered.

In brief: No
Parents of a normal newborn should not worry while the baby sleeps.
A baby should be placed face-up in a bassinet or crib, after feeding/burping/changing. There is not much time in between newborn feedings, so when the baby is sleeping, the parents can do errands (daytime) or sleep (nighttime). Otherwise, parents will become sleep-deprived, making them accident-prone and ill-tempered.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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