I can tell that I am preparing to be a brand new over-protective father, because my mind always tends to wander to what could happen to my baby that is due next month. As a protective person I'd like to shield my child from all of the dangers in the world. I know I won't be able to do that, but there are some things I can do, especially for my helpless newborn. I recently read an article stating that bumpers are no longer accepted as ok.
Whereas the American Academy of Pediatrics previously has warned about "puffy" bumpers, the academy is now recommending against all kinds of bumper pads for cribs. Bumpers are another item that can put your child at risk for suffocation.
Also the stuffed animals, blankies, and pillows can be cute accents for the crib, but they should all be removed while your newborn is sleeping.
Pediatricians recommend that parents either use breast feeding or pacifier use to lower the risk of SIDS. Using a pacifier can keep baby from sleeping too deeply.
“Current research shows that the best way to reduce the chance of SIDS is to create a safe sleep environment for a baby: alone, in their own sleeping space with no other people in the crib or bassinet; on their backs on a firm sleep surface; and in a crib or bassinet free of pillows, blankets, bumpers, sleep positioners, and other objects,” the FDA says.
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