After birth, the newborn remains in the fetal position for a period of time. The limbs are still bent. The correct sleeping posture of the newborn baby should not be corrected immediately. The quality of sleep has a great impact on the child’s body and development. What are the correct sleeping posture of the newborn baby? You know what? Let the small edition of Baibai safety net know about it with you!

The right sleeping position of the new baby

In order to help them flow out some of the water and mucus that they swallowed in the birth canal, they still need to take a low lying position within 24 hours after birth. Sleeping in side position is not only not too oppressive to important organs, but also beneficial to muscle relaxation. In case of baby’s milk overflowing and not choking into the trachea, it is a sleep position for children that should be advocated. However, the cranial suture of the newborn is not completely closed. If the newborn sleeps in one direction all the time or often, it may cause the skull deformation. For example, long-term supine will make the child’s head flat, long-term side lying will make the child’s head askew, which will affect the appearance of the instrument.

The sleeping posture of the newborn is mainly determined by the caregiver. Generally, the Chinese people think that it is unscientific to let the baby lie flat on the head as soon as possible, so they usually take the supine position, and fix their sleeping posture with pillows, quilts, cushions and other things.

Sleeping posture has a direct impact on the growth and development of the newborn and the health of the body. We should not fix the sleeping posture unchanged, we should often change the body position and change the sleeping posture. The correct way is to often turn over for the baby, change the position, change the sleeping position, and lie on your side after sucking to avoid vomiting. When lying on the left and right sides, be careful not to press the children’s earrings to the front, otherwise the earrings are often folded and easily deformed.

In order to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), i.e. accidental infant death during sleep, the American Academy of Pediatrics has advocated the concept of infant supine sleep since 1992. However, researchers at the University of Royal Hill in Canada have recently found that sleeping on your back can lead to the problem of partial head sleep in nearly half of newborns. Overall, however, the researchers note, sleeping on the wrong side has no effect on baby health. There are some signs that babies who sleep on the wrong side of their heads have a slight delay in development, but it usually disappears by 18 months. Head sleep deviated, correction is also very simple, is to let the baby sleep head to both sides, timing adjustment. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not encourage the use of wedge pillows and other devices to keep babies in a sleeping position.

We need to understand these postures correctly. In order to prevent sudden death syndrome in infants, many infants will have sudden death during sleep. It may be that the sleeping posture is not correct, which causes the child’s breathing to be blocked. Therefore, we should pay attention to the correct sleeping posture at ordinary times. Avoid affecting your child’s health.

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