ABC rules for safe baby slumber

swaddleIt is extremely important for all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for your precious little one to know the ABC rules for safe baby slumber. They are A: putting baby to sleep alone, B: on their back, and C: in a crib.

Virtually all new moms say they know the rules for safe baby slumber however many do not follow this advice. Common sleep risks known today include allowing baby to sleep on his stomach, placing at least one item inside baby’s crib and bed sharing. The ABC rules for safe baby slumber need to be follow by all taking care of your baby.

Many moms today will say they do place at least one item inside the crib with their baby. A loose blanket is the most common which is a suffocation hazard and can increase the risk of SIDS five-fold for babies less than one year of age. The ABCs of safe baby slumber are proven steps to take to avoid sleep-related infant deaths such as a putting your baby to sleep in a bare crib to reduce the risk of SIDS.

The ABC rules for safe baby slumber can be new concept for many grandparents. Following the ABCs of safe baby slumber has been proven to decrease risk from suffocation and decrease risk of SIDS for babies less than one year of age.  Moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles and all those who love your little one please do not put a loose blanket or any item in your baby’s crib. Please follow the ABC rules for safe baby slumber!

You can still have your baby snuggly warm in their crib. The SleepSack Swaddle is slipped over the baby’s regular sleepwear as a replacement to loose blankets in the crib. As your baby grows, he may outgrow his need for swaddling. Then the SleepSack wearable blanket is a great choice. It is sleeveless to reduce the chance of baby overheating and is easier to be worn with regular sleepwear underneath.

SleepSack swaddles and wearable blankets are available at the Agnesian Health Shoppe in multiple sizes, fabrics, colors and prints to meet any infants need.

The Agnesian Health Shoppe is located at 327 Winnebago Drive in Fond du Lac. You can call us at (920) 926-5277 or visit agnesianhealthshoppe.com.

About Debbie Dvorachek

Debbie Dvoracheck, LPN, WWC, is a Business Development Associate with the Agnesian Health Shoppe. If you have questions regarding home medical equipment or the Agnesian Health Shoppe, please contact the Health Shoppe at (920) 926-5277, or visit agnesianhealthshoppe.com

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