A new study has proved that is better for newborns to sleep in their parents’ room for at least their first six months of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics has argued that the purpose of this is claimed to be the fact that parents will avoid the appearance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, it is not indicated to sleep in the same bed as your baby. The probability of sudden death could be reduced to 50%.
- Babies should share the room but not the bed with their parents for six months.
- If you keep your newborn at a mere distance, you can decrease the chances for SIDS.
Dr. Paul Jarris, a deputy medical officer at the March of Dimes, has stated that it is significant for parents to share the room with their newborns for at least six months if not even a year. He asserted that it would be easier for you and the baby. You can regularly monitor your kid, and the baby can receive immediate care if something happens.
It will also ease the process of feeding when your baby will start crying in the middle of the night. You will avoid the unnecessary trip to his or her room, having everything you need at hand to help your little one. Keeping your baby at a mere distance will help you bring him or her comfort whenever he or she starts crying.
Previous medical evidence advise parents that this is the best way of taking care of their little child preventing any accident from happening. The most important idea linked to this advice is that parents should not share the bed with their newborns. That situation could even put their baby’s life in danger.
The doctors argued that children should best sleep in a bassinet or crib, but never on a soft surface such as an armchair or sofa. Even if you want to keep you little treasure near you when sleeping, imagine what could happen if you have a deep sleep and accidently hit your child. You never know what injuries you can cause to your newborn in this way.
However, if your kid starts crying during the night, you should feed her or him in bed. A professor of pediatrics at Cooper Medical School in Camden, Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, has asserted that it is critical to feed your baby in your bed, but do not forget to take him or her back to their crib, even if you are very attached and fond of your little angel.
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