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What Position Should My Baby Go to Sleep?

During the first months of life, it is the parents who decide which position their baby will sleep in, because a baby cannot roll over until she is 3 to 6 months old.

The way your baby sleeps is essential to her being safe and well rested. The position recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics is putting the baby on her back, as it reduces the risk of sudden death of the child, otherwise known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  SIDS occurs when an apparently healthy baby dies suddenly while sleeping. Many pediatricians suggest that one of the causes could be related to the position in which the baby sleeps.

Decades ago, the recommended position was sleeping face down. Today, it is not advised, since in this position, the baby may suffer some form of asphyxia, by not being able to breathe properly. It is for this reason that pediatricians recommend that babies sleep on their backs. 

However, you must also ensure that your baby’s head is not always in the same position, thereby avoiding the risk of plagiocephaly (flattening of a region of the skull).

It is also very important to choose the proper mattress. It should be firm and the proper size indicated by your crib’s manufacturer. You should also know that the use of pillows or blankets inside the crib is discouraged, as well as any stuffed animals or toys. Moreover, avoid excessive clothing and high temperatures in the room. What is recommended is putting your baby to sleep in pajamas or our sleep sack, that allows freedom of movement, and keeping the room temperature at around 68 degrees.

Good security for your baby here at Bresole and Micuna is important, that is why we have designed and manufactured different options when it comes to cribs and bassinets. With the exclusive JUVI convertible crib with breathable sides, instead of slots or bars, it allows for great circulation of air and a cozier experience for your baby.

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