Baby Sleep: Top tips

Baby Sleep: Top tips

Ensure restful sleep for the whole family with this three-point checklist.

As every new parent knows, it can be challenging to put your baby to bed, let alone ensure he gets a good night's sleep. Follow these guidelines to help keep your sleeping baby safe.

  1. Choose firm over soft. Have your baby sleep on a firm mattress. You'll also want to clear your baby's crib of pillows and stuffed animals that could increase the risk of suffocation. If your baby falls asleep in an infant carrier or stroller, move him to a firm surface as soon as possible.
  2. Keep your baby cool. Before bedtime, dress her in no more than one more layer than you would wear yourself, given the room temperature. Sweating, damp hair flushed cheeks, rapid breathing and a hot chest are all signs that she's too hot.
  3. Place her on her back. Babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep for the first year of life. If your healthy baby is already able to roll from tummy to back on her own, it's okay for her to do so in her sleep.

Bedtimes should be filled with sweet dreams. With these safety tips in mind, you and your baby are set for some well-deserved rest.

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No toys or pillows

2/2/2016

Remember, no pillows or toys in bed with baby, this increases the SIDS risk. Safe babies = happy mommas!

awsome

peke 1/29/2016

This tips , are good .

Good reminders

1/28/2016

These are such important tips.

Some babies aren't the same

1/25/2016

My baby is 5 months and he still can't sleep in his crib, we co sleep but he still wakes up every two three like normal but we co sleep!!! Why do you wanna wake up child!!!????

Baby Sleep

Danielle 1/9/2016

I am currently using all three tips but my baby still only sleeps 2 to 3 hours at a time.

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