A 5-month-old child passed away while sleeping in a cradle. Infant sleep safety must be taken seriously

Today we are talking about a particularly heavy topic. This is what I saw a few days ago. A 5-month-old baby fell asleep in the cradle. As a result, her body slipped and her trachea was blocked, and she passed away. Her father posted this message on Facebook, calling on more parents to pay attention to sleep safety. \”Please pray for our family. Yesterday my world was shattered. My nanny was carrying my daughter and she passed away yesterday after she fell asleep in her crib and lost her oxygen supply. I am especially sorry to say this. It’s my own private matter, but I want to remind my friends and your children. I love you, Brier Quinn!” After seeing this incident, I reviewed the knowledge of infant sleep safety myself in the past few days. After all, life is safe. No matter it’s a small matter, I still need to remind myself of a lot of knowledge from time to time, and I especially want to share it with everyone. Be wary of the sleep hazards of cradles and other baby-carrying devices. Nowadays, more and more baby-carrying devices are available to help parents free their hands. Some babies have poor sleeping habits and are more likely to fall asleep in cradle or even safety seats. Therefore, mothers also I acquiesced. But it should be noted that these products themselves are not designed for sleeping, and the head control of small-month-old babies is not good enough and they do not have enough muscle strength to move the neck. If you are not careful, it is easy to cause the problems mentioned at the beginning of today\’s article. Tragedy. The arrow below indicates that children are prone to the risk of tracheal obstruction, especially young children. If they cannot turn their heads voluntarily, they cannot save themselves. Therefore, if your baby falls asleep in the cradle, remember to put the baby back in his crib in time. Sleeping habits need to be cultivated from an early age. It may be tiring to coax him to sleep on the bed at first, but once he has good habits, it will not only save effort but also be safe. If your child has to take a nap in a safety seat during a long-distance self-driving trip, be sure to check that the child\’s trachea is not compressed and that the shoulder straps are not compressing the trachea. Here’s a tip, especially for babies aged a few months, turning their heads to one side is the most natural position to keep breathing smooth. It can be used when you have to sleep on these \”not beds\” as a last resort. But the safest thing is to let your child fall asleep in bed. The safest sleeping position – sleeping on your back. When you open a maternity and baby advertisement, you will see photos of babies sleeping with their buttocks propped up and looking extremely cute. Such photos have greatly misled many new mothers. This sleeping position originally originated from European and American countries, and there are some unverified claims that the reason why Europeans and Americans have small faces is because they sleep on their stomachs since childhood. However, in the last century, newborns in European and American countries often experienced unexplained death in sleep (also called sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS). Later, the medical community conducted research and found that sleeping on the stomach is highly correlated with death. As a result, the American Academy of Pediatrics, starting in 1992, updated its recommendations to advocate sleeping on your back. Since then, the incidence of SIDS has dropped a lot. This is also the baby sleep safety campaign that the United States has been promoting for many years, Back to Sleep (sleeping on your back). Therefore, whenever you put your baby to bed, always remember to lay him or her on his or her back.Location. Don\’t take any chances. Letting children get used to sleeping on their backs from an early age is the first safe step. Of course, once the baby becomes proficient in turning over, and she spontaneously turns over from supine to prone during sleep, we do not need to intervene. The only stage where you need to pay special attention is when your baby can roll from back to stomach but not back. The safest sleeping environment – your own crib Along with the recommendation to sleep on your back, the second recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics is to let your child sleep in his or her own crib. Young babies need frequent night feedings. To save trouble, many mothers are used to letting their babies sleep with them. When the child is hungry in the middle of the night, just put the nipple into the child\’s mouth with his eyes closed. It seems very simple and convenient, but in fact it has potential risks. There is no fence on the adult\’s bed, so children can easily fall off. Sometimes adults are too tired and turn over carelessly while sleeping, which can crush the child. There are many quilts, sheets, etc. on adult beds, and it is easy to accidentally suffocate children. I believe that after seeing this, some mothers who advocate \”intimacy parenting\” will definitely refute me and tell me that sleeping in the same bed with children as young as one month old can build a sense of security. This is actually a misinterpretation of the English \”co-sleep\”. \”Co-sleep\” refers to sleeping close enough to the child so that the child can see and hear the mother, and even smell the mother\’s scent. These are all Helps children establish their initial sense of security. Sleeping in the same bed with your child is indeed a form of co-sleeping, but it is definitely not the only way, and it also poses huge safety risks. Therefore, the American Sleep Association also made a special note: It is recommended that the safest way to co-sleep is to sleep in the same room and sleep in separate beds (Sharing a room not sharing a bed). This kind of design specifically fixes the crib next to the parent\’s bed, which is safe and convenient for midnight feeding. Of course, you can also dismantle one side of the ordinary crib and put it side by side with the adult bed. If you do this, remember to secure the crib, otherwise the child will easily fall if there is a gap in the crib. The safest ones are like this, the ordinary crib is against the wall, and the large bed is next to the crib. Of course, another option is to sleep in the same room, as long as the crib is placed so that the child can see the mother. This is what little D did. After she came home from the hospital, she slept in a separate crib. She could see our big bed from the crib. When she was little, she would fall asleep for a long time, and she would need me to sit next to her bed and pat her before she could fall asleep peacefully. Now, sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night, I will say to the side, \”Mom is here, sleeping.\” After she sees me and confirms my voice, she turns over and goes back to sleep peacefully. The safest crib – hard mattress, sleeping bag, reduced bedding crib must choose a hard mattress. A baby\’s head accounts for more than half of the weight of his entire body. If he sleeps on his back on a soft mattress, it is very easy for his head to sink, blocking his trachea and suffocating him. There should be no gaps between the edge of the mattress and the rails of the crib. The most practical way to check is to take a can of Coke and try to squeeze it in. If it can be squeezed in, it means it is not safe, because it also means that your baby\’s head is also maybe thisSqueezing in like this and being suffocated. Use a sleeping bag rather than a blanket for sleep, which is especially important in the winter. Many families do not necessarily have the habit of turning on the air conditioner in winter, and they often cover their homes in layers for fear that their children will catch cold at night. Once these quilts accidentally cover the child\’s face, the baby is unable to remove it on his own. Moreover, using a sleeping bag saves everyone the trouble of getting up frequently in the middle of the night to see if the child has kicked the quilt. I guess every mother is like me when preparing her baby\’s bed. She buys some stuffed toys and comfort towels and puts them on the bed, which looks very cozy. But in fact, these things, like blankets, also pose a risk of suffocation. The American Sleep Safety Association recommends that these soothing objects should be introduced after the child is one year old, and nothing should be placed on the bed before the child is one year old. There is also a popular product for cribs, anti-collision bars, which many mothers are very keen to buy, but this is not recommended. The American Journal of Pediatrics once made a statistics. Between 1985 and 2005, there were 27 deaths of children between 1 month and 2 years old due to being suffocated by the bumper strips or entangled in the lines of the bumper strips; during this period, there were 25 deaths. Non-fatal injuries are also caused by anti-collision strips. Do not use any bumper strips, even if they are advertised as \”breathable\”. Any one-in-a-million chance of happening to our own children is 100%. When I usually write official articles, I rarely look up particularly professional literature, but today is an exception. Because in real life, even many good friends around me always have some luck. Every time I tell them this, they tell me that it’s not that coincidental. There is a saying in English, Better safe than sorry, which is what we say, \”Don\’t be afraid of ten thousand, just be afraid of what happens.\” When it comes to life safety, I have always advocated erring on the side of caution rather than luck.

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