Ways to Reduce theÂ Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risks
Sudden infant death syndrome is condition in which the babies die without having any cause or symptom.Â It is an undetermined death and it affects the babies below the age of one year. The percentage of babies that are died due to sudden infant death syndrome is more between the age of two months to six months. The time of death in most cases is between midnight and 8 am. If the parents take some precautions and care then most such deaths can be avoided. The following tips may help you to protect your baby.
Tips to avoid SIDS
Pregnant women must get good care as it helps her to deliver a healthy baby with proper weight. This also avoids the premature birth and low birth weight in babies. Such babies are more prone to sudden infant death syndrome. Pregnant woman must take care to avoid smoking, abuse drugs, alcohol etc. Expected mothers have to wear comfortable clothing to avoid over heating and must take care to avoid sleeping on stomach. Babies born to mothers below 20 years are also at risk of having sudden infant death syndrome.
Precaution is the best way to avoid accidents. It will be better to allow your baby to sleep on his back or on sides instead of sleeping him on the stomach. This avoids the risk of covering their face especially the nose with blankets.
Provide a firm mattress to your baby and avoid the soft ones, bean bags, water bag etc as all these increase the risk. Also try to keep the soft toys away from their bed. Keep your baby in a room having comfortable temperature. If the baby gets more warmth then it may fall into a deep sleep and this inhibits the baby from waking on having a troubled breath.
It will be ideal to put the baby to sleep in a separate cradle that has all protective features. If baby sleeps with the parents then there is a risk of covering its face with the parents blanket or pillow. Try to keep the room of your baby smoke free so that baby won’t have any trouble in breathing.