Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lynn | 2009/04/01



I read about putting baby asleep on his back. When he was born the nursing staff in hospital told me if you put them to sleep on their back, they might choke in the milk that they bring up? They advised to always put baby on his side when sleeping.Know I am so obsessed with SIDS, I always make sure he is on his side. Please ADVISE!!

Expert's Reply



The advice now is for babies to sleep on their backs. This has substantially reduced the incidence of SIDS.There is no increased risk of your baby choking on milk in this position.

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Posted by: Gill | 2009/04/02

We also have the angel care monitor, what a great thing, if you can afford it, i would 100% recommend it, it just gives peace of mind and therefore a better nights sleep for all concerend.

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Posted by: lee | 2009/04/01

I bought the angel care monitor which alarms if the baby stops breathing. My baby slept on her side (I snuggled her between pillows and blankets), and since she was about 4 months, she refused to sleep on her side - always her back. The sister at the clinic told me that if they lie on their backs and they should start vomiting, they will instinctively turn their head sideways so as not to choke.

Think about the angel care monitor - we bought it since my baby was 2 weeks old and it did go off about 4 times (I just picked her up and she started breathing again).

Good luck :-)

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