NYS promotes NYS BABY SLEEP ABC- Which means your baby should be sleeping Alone, on their Back and in a Crib. Sleeping on the back assists in preventing SIDS ( Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The cause of SIDS is still unknown Let’s go over the “B” for Back. Which statement below is accurate. In my class we do cover this. As a bonus we do cover modified American Heart Association Baby CPR & Baby choking management.
- The baby should always be on their back
- During waking hours the baby should have time on their stomach, it’s called Tummy Time
- Baby always on their back will potentially develop a bald spot, flat back of the head, delay in learning to push themselves up, crawl, turn over on their own and decrease visual awareness
- Once a child learns to rollover on their own. No need to turn them back onto their back if they can turn themselves.
- Tummy Time will allow them to learn to crawl, rollover, strengthen their neck and back
- Tummy Time gives one time to play, bond and get to know your little one.
- Tummy Time is done with supervision
- Tummy Time can be done in several baby positions
- Placing baby on their stomach can cause colic and baby should never be placed on their stomach.