Important Sleeping Safety Tips For Babies That Parents Need To Know About | Phase One

You know you are going to get the best products for your baby at Mummo Creamer. And in the MummoCare post, you have read about the most practical products for infants that expectant parents should add to their registry lists. Or, if they are not planning to have a baby shower, they can purchase the Mummo Creamer nursery products that will provide the best care. 
One of the most important concerns that new parents would have is safety in regards to nursery bedding. There have been many cases for decades and longer of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). And even though the exact causes are not known, by implementing safety tips for the baby, the chances of SIDS will be reduced greatly.  

The good news is that parents can learn about how to make their infants' nursery a safe environment. Pediatricians will educate new parents on what makes an infant nursery safe and what can easily create a hazardous environment. Parents already know not to put their infants' cribs or bassinets near blinds with cords. Or, if there is very little space in the nursery, then parents know to tie the cord up or only stick to cordless blinds if the crib has to be placed by the window. However, that is not the focus of this article. The focus is on what makes nursery bedding safe and what makes it unsafe for the baby to sleep on. 
Many parents are not aware of the safety tips for their babies when it comes to sleep that is shared by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). There are 3 important things that parents of infants must know about when it comes to nursery bedding safety. Let's go over those 3 things now. 

1. Babies Must Sleep On Their Backs

Parents have been told for several decades that infants must be placed on their backs to sleep. If babies are placed on their stomachs or even sides, the risk of suffocation is higher until infants can pull their necks up independently when they are around the ages of 3 to 4 months of age. 
Before the infant can pull themselves up independently, if they are lying flat on their stomachs in their cribs or on any surface - they will not have enough room to breathe properly. You may be wondering why it is unsafe for infants to be placed on their sides. 
Babies that are sleeping on their sides can easily roll over to their stomachs in the crib or in their bassinet. This is why infants must be placed on their backs when they go in for a nap or are put to bed for the night. This way, they cannot roll onto their stomachs if they are lying flat on their backs. 
However, even though it is critical for babies to sleep on their backs, that is not the only important safety tips for your baby. Let's go over the next one now. 

2. Always Use A Crib Sheet That Fits Properly

As was just mentioned, it is critical for parents to place their babies to sleep on their backs. It is just as important that the crib sheets that are used must fit securely on the mattress. And it must wrap around the mattress corners. If the sheet does not fit the crib properly, it can become a hazard to the baby. 
The sheet can unwrap itself from the mattress and the loose parts of the sheet can easily cover the baby's face while he or she is on the back. This is just as dangerous as the baby sleeping on his or her stomach. This means if the sheet is not fitting well on the mattress, then do not use it.

3. Use Only The Safest Bedding For The Sleeping Baby

Now you know to only put your baby on the back and to use a crib sheet that fits properly. Those are not the only things that parents need to be aware of when it comes to nursery bedding safety. Nothing other than a properly tight fitted crib sheet, a mattress pad and/or a waterproof pad are the only things to go into the crib where the baby sleeps. And they must be used under the baby. 
This means if you are planning to put quits or blankets, stuffed toys, toys with cords, bumpers, or anything else in the crib, do not do that. Items in the crib other than what was said to be permitted are suffocation, entrapments, or strangulation hazards. 
What could be the cause of a possible entrapment hazard? Let's go over that now. Another important pointer for making sure that the infant's bedding is safe is to make sure that the size of the mattress will properly fit inside of the crib frame. This means there must be no spaces for more than an inch in between the frame and the mattress. If the gap is wider, then there is a strong risk that the baby could get a limb caught into that space or even fall into it. 

Grandma is making all parents of newborns or parents-to-be as well as first-time grandparents (or not) aware of the nursery bedding hazards. These are not even tips. What was just listed are requirements to keep the baby safe in bed. Mummo Creamer has the right products for new parents to help keep their babies safe. 
Another important thing that all parents must do is to keep tabs on the safety requirements that the JPMA shares. In addition to that, they should keep following up with their infants' pediatricians when it comes to sleep safety. Safety requirements do change, and if they plan on having more kids, then it is even more important that they keep up with the updates. Mummo Creamer's key motivation is to make sure that infants are kept safe at all times.

* "mummo" means Grandma in Finnish. 

1 comment

  • Safety standards for the types of cribs used change every few years as well. Though I believe it was known for a long time that putting blankets and toys in the crib with the baby was dangerous. It was known for several decades at least. This is a very good and informative post for new parents as they need to educate themselves on the latest safety requirements in regards to sleep, toys, and other infant apparatus.


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