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Baby is coming. Prepare your nursery to keep them safe while sleeping.
Going on a shopping spree for nursery and baby gear is an exciting thing to do. However, not all products sold in stores are safe for newborns and young children. Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children less than 1 year old. Unsafe sleep environments for infants are the primary cause of infant suffocation. So before you head off to buy furnishing for the nursery, following are a few things to help you make safe choices.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends these tips to make sure your baby is sleeping safely:
Strangulation is another common hazard that can be easily avoided. Don't buy:
Remember, the safest place for your baby to sleep is in their empty crib, flat on their back, wearing only a diaper and onesie, footed pajamas or a sleep sack. Once breastfeeding is established, a pacifier should be offered at every sleep time.
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