Monday, August 23, 2010
August 22, 2010
Are you or your family afraid of adopting the “Back to Sleep” campaign for your infant? Sometimes just knowing about SIDS precautions is not enough. Families may first need to buy into the program before following the SIDS guidelines for their premature or sick baby. I hope the following link will help families form a deeper understanding of the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
From the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):
Update yourself on SIDS precautions:
Besides placing the baby on the back to sleep and keeping soft, cushy materials away from the sleeping environment, what other precautions should a parent with a baby under 1 year old take?
The following is a great link to update you and your baby's caretakers on SIDS precautions: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/sids/
The link above contains the October 2005 police statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and great SIDS brochures that you can download.
Search and find information on the following topics:
- Having the baby sleep in his or her crib in the parents' room for the first 6 months
- Use of pacifiers for naps and bedtime
- Not overheating during sleep time
- Two strategies for blanket use
- Only recommending placing baby on back for naps and sleep...side position is not recommended
Let me know if you have any questions,