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Q&A: What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

Re: What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

The Bump Expert

Yay, you finally got baby to sleep! Believe it or not, not all sleep positions are created equal. Placing baby on his back is the safest sleep position. Even if you believe baby will sleep more soundly on his stomach or side, resist the temptation. Tummy sleeping dramatically increases the risk of SIDS. But if baby starts rolling over from his back to his stomach in the crib on his own (this usually happens around four or five months), it's safe for him to sleep on his tummy. Still, place him on his back at the start of the night. If he turns to his tummy himself, that's totally okay.

More Stay-Safe Tips
Steer clear of infant sleep positioners, which seem like a way to keep baby from rolling over but actually can increase the risk of babies suffocating. Also, keep the crib clutter-free: Pillows, stuffed animals and bumpers are all suffocation hazards too. Without them, you can rest much easier.

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Q&A: What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

I just had a baby and I'm a little bit confused about what my doctor told about the sleep position so her head won't deform. He told to put her to sleep one tine on her back, other time on the left side and other time on the right side. What can you tell me about this? Oferte cazare la mare

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Q&A: What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

SIDS is not increased by baby sleeping on his/her stomach. My son sleeps on his stomach every night and has since he was born. SIDS is increased if you have a loose fitting sheet, blankets, pillows, stuffed animals or other toys in his/her bed with him/her. All cases of SIDS involving baby on his/her stomach had to do with what else was in bed with the baby. Your baby will let you know how he/she wants to sleep. Give him/her a night in each position, but if he/she likes sleeping on his/her stomach and you choose to let him/her sleep that way, just make sure his/her bed is completely empty. Dress him/her accordingly and don't use a blanket or pillow and make sure there are no toys in the bed.

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Q&A: What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

There is not such a thing like "best position"! Every baby will sleep in that position will make him feel confortable. Mine, for instance was sleeping on his tummy and felt excellent - Greetings, Litoral :)

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Q&A: What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

In all honesty my opinion is it really doesn't matter what position baby sleeps in as long as it is natural and comfortable for them. Its not something i would be concerned about too much as a parent. but then again i only have a degree in healthcare administration so i could be wrong.

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Q&A: What's the best position for a newborn to sleep in?

I believe there is not a special position but the baby should have plenty of room to roll around in. -Alex

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