The joy of having a baby can rapidly fade if the infant dies unexpectedly, especially if the newborn had no signs of sickness. In the United States each year, this condition, also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), is responsible for the deaths of more than 3,400 infants. There is a possibility that infants born with natural or physical abnormalities have a decreased probability of surviving.
However, a significant number of new moms are unaware of the fact that the conditions in which their infants sleep can sometimes result in unanticipated deaths. If a child who has respiratory difficulties is placed in an unsuitable sleeping position, there is a chance that the child will not live. In this piece, I’d want to draw your attention to the fact that the MayoClinic advises against certain ways of slumbering for infants, and I’ll explain why.
1. Placing the infant on his or her stomach or on his or her side (both left and right).
It is dangerous to put your child to sleep on their side or stomach, especially if they already have breathing difficulties that will get worse in these positions. Putting your infant to sleep on their back is also dangerous. When babies are put to sleep, it is best to have them lie on their backs because this position makes breathing easier.
2. Placing one’s face down on a cushioned surface and sleeping in that position.
Never put your infant to sleep face down on a plush surface such as a soft mattress, water bed, or fluffy blanket. This is especially important for newborns. If you lay your infant down face down on soft materials, there is a risk that their airways can become clogged.
3. Sharing your bed with your parents, your children, or your animal companions.
Because of this, it is strongly recommended that new mothers purchase separate baby cribs for each of their newborn children. Your infant should never share a bed with another person or an animal, including a pet. In spite of the fact that sleeping in the same room as a newborn lessens the chance of sudden infant death, sharing a bed with a newborn actually increases that risk.
4. a place that has a particularly warm climate.
When he or she is asleep, your child should not feel overly warm. When a newborn is exposed to this, the risk of them passing away while they are sleeping is increased.