Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Paulson | 2012-06-22

Q.

Cot death syndrome

Hi! Doctor how does one prevent Cot death syndrome are there any sleeping position that one can avoid.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is well known that the safest position for a baby to sleep is on their back. Sleeping on their tummy is the position most associated with cot deaths in infants.

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Posted by: Paulson | 2012-06-25

Thank you very much for your advice and thanks to Nikki too, and Nikki I will be buy that pillow for my peace of mind thanks again

Reply to Paulson
Posted by: Nikki | 2012-06-25

Hi there,

I was also petrified of this. You can buy a pillow that props up your baby on both sides so that he does not roll onto his side. I also bought a baby monitor in case he stopped breathing.

Hope this helps.

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