How to reduce the risk of sudden death in children
Research has identified several key infant care ways that reduce a child’s risk of sudden death, including sudden infant death (SIDS) and fatal accidents during sleep.
To keep children’s sleep safe and reduce the risk of sudden death:
Put babies to sleep on their backs from birth – never lay on their stomach or on their sides;
Do not cover the baby’s head and face with a blanket or cover while sleeping;
Avoid letting your baby inhale tobacco fumes before and after birth.
Create a safe environment for children to sleep at night and during the day: The child’s bed, mattress, bed sheet, sleeping area must be safe.
Put your baby to sleep in a crib or crib and share a bedroom with parents for kids 6-12 months old.
A safe sleeping spot will reduce the risk of sudden death in a baby.
How to create a safe sleeping environment for children:
Always put children to sleep on their backs, never on their tummy or on their sides;
Put your baby to sleep under the crib, his feet touching the bottom of the crib.
The child’s crib must meet the standards.
Use a mattress that is firm, clean, and fits well into the crib.
Do not put extra cushions or pads in the baby’s crib or crib.
Blankets, pillows, mattresses, bed sheets should be neatly arranged.
Do not leave mosquito nets, blankets, pillows, cribs and soft toys in the crib, crib or sleeping area.
Baby sleeping bags should be the right size for your child, with neck, arm, arm length that fits your baby, and without a hood, it is safer and more effective to secure the head and face. the child is not covered.
Puppets, strollers and walkers are not designed to be very comfortable and safe for babies to sleep and therefore, parents or caregivers should pay attention if the child sleeps there.
The effects of smoking on infants and young children
Infants and young children are at a higher risk of damage from tobacco smoke than adults because they have smaller bodies, a higher frequency of respiration and a weaker respiratory system and immune system than humans. big. Babies born to smokers or mothers exposed to cigarette smoke have a higher risk of sudden infant death (SIDS). Tobacco smoking is one of the most important factors that can be changed to reduce the risk of sudden death in a newborn.
You can avoid exposing your child to tobacco smoke in the following ways:
Create a smoke-free environment in your car and home;
Only smoke in the outside area;
Smoking cigarettes after feeding children, do not smoke before.
Change your and children’s clothes often throughout the day to avoid clothes that are smoky and smokey.
Do not sleep with your child if you are a smoker.
Do not smoke while you are pregnant.
Sleep with your baby
In many families, parents often sleep in the same bed with their children. However, in some cases, sharing a bed can increase the risk of sudden death in a newborn.
Researchers of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome recommend that it is safest for babies between 6 and 12 months of age to sleep in a crib near their parents’ bed. However, if you want to sleep with your baby, the following guidelines will help ensure safer sleep for your baby:
Put babies to sleep on their backs, never on their stomachs or on their sides.
If the baby is lying on his side to breastfeed, the baby should be put to sleep on his or her back after feeding.
Make sure that the child’s mattress is firm and flat.
Make sure pillows and linens do not cover the child’s face or overheat (use a light blanket and do not leave pillows and soft objects around that could cover the child’s face)
Children should sleep next to the parent, not between the father and mother to reduce the likelihood of the child being pressed by an adult’s blanket.
Make sure your husband or wife knows that the child is in bed.
A sleeping bag can be an alternative to a bed for babies to sleep separately, not sleeping with their parents.
Do not wrap your baby if you let your baby sleep with an adult, this will limit the child’s arm and leg movement.
Make sure the baby doesn’t fall off the bed while sleeping. It is safer to put a mattress to sleep on the floor (Watch carefully to avoid possible trauma).
It can be dangerous to keep the bed close to the wall. There are kids who died stuck between bed and wall.
Never let a child share a bed with another child or pets.
Never let a child sleep alone in an adult bed or let a child sleep on a sofa, water-cushion or soft, sagging mattress.
Use a 3-sided high-guard crib (one side low) that is equal to the parent’s bed so that children have their own space and parents can still keep an eye on the baby while sleeping.
Wrap your baby in a towel
Some babies sleep more easily and better if wrapped with a soft cloth or cotton towel. Wrapping up a towel is a safe and effective way to help your child feel secure. When wrapping your child with a towel, you should pay attention:
Place your child on his or her back while wrapping the towel
Do not cover or wrap the child’s face and head
Do not over-dress the child while wrapping the towel
Wrap it firmly, but not too tightly
You can change the way you wrap the bandana to suit your child’s developmental changes, such as letting their hands freely operate.
The startle reflex, also known as the Moro reflex, begins to disappear (when the baby is about 3 months old)
Infants should not share a bed or sleep with others while wrapped in a towel.
The appropriate age to wrap a baby towel is from 6 to 12 months old, depending on the child.
Ways to reduce the risk of flat and distorted heads in children:
Put your baby on his back to sleep.
Change the position of the baby’s head as he sleeps, without leaving the same position.
When babies wake up, let them lie on their tummy.
Regularly change the position of toys they enjoy looking at.
Encourage your child to turn their heads in different directions as you talk or play with them.
Put your baby to sleep at either end of the crib or change the position of the crib so they can see different directions.
Hold the baby in an upright position.
Avoid leaving children in the car seat, stroller, swing …
Soft padding constant.
Do not change the baby’s sleeping position to his or her side or tummy.
Do not use pillows or neck curls to hold the baby’s head.