There have been countless discussions on safe infant sleep and the specialist cannot agree. With infant sleep there is no "one size fits all" as all babies are different and have different needs.
Here you will find all the recommendations regarding safe sleep whether you decide to co-sleep or your little one prefers to sleep in their own space.
This is a life saver if you are breastfeeding! Current research shows that the combination of breastfeeding & co-sleeping reduces the chances of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) as the mother is more in tune with the baby.
Also, if you are breastfeeding, you can get a lot more sleep when co-sleeping as you don't have to get out of bed and turn on the light to get your baby food.
As you start looking for the best safe sleep arrangements for your family, you might come across the words "Safe Sleep Seven". These 3 words sum up the main safe sleep practices so that both mom and baby would be safe yet comfortable when co-sleeping.
No Smoking. In the home or outside.
Sober Parents. No Alcohol or drowsy drugs.
Nursing Mother. Day & night.
Healthy Baby. Born at full term.
Baby on Back.
No Sweat. No swaddle, but a sleeping bag is fine.
No soft mattress, extra pillows, toys or covers.
Clear of strings and cords.
Pack the cracks with rolled towels or baby blankets.
Cover the baby, not the head.
Safe Sleep Seven
More info coming soon!