When can a baby sleep on his stomach?

Experts recommend that in order to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), parents should allow babies under 1 year of age to sleep on their backs. The risk of SIDS is highest when children are 1 to 4 months of age, but can still occur until 12 months of age.

Experts recommend that in order to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), parents should allow babies under 1 year of age to sleep on their backs. The risk of SIDS is highest when children are 1 to 4 months of age, but can still occur until 12 months of age.

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When your baby is less than 1 year old, parents should still put their baby on their back when they start to sleep.

When your child knows how to master, that is, when he or she can flip over and over between the supine and tummy position, parents do not have to worry if they like to sleep on their stomach. However, when your baby is less than 1 year old, parents should still put their baby on their back when they start to sleep.

In addition to sleeping on the back, for infants under 1 year of age, parents should also consider other issues to reduce the risk of SIDS in the first year of life, such as: the mattress is firmly fixed on the bed without being moved, wrapped. cushions fit snugly so they don't get squashed while they sleep, and leave no other objects on their beds, cribs, such as pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, and even crib cushions; Don't let the bedroom temperature is too warm, do not wear too much clothes and do not let anyone smoke near the baby.

The main reason why babies sleep on their backs is to prevent SIDS, but a study published in 2003 in the US also found that babies on their backs can reduce the risk of ear disease, fever, and stuffy nose. Besides, the baby on the back did not increase the risk of him choking, suffocating if unfortunately she has vomiting during sleep.

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