The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents of the dangers these items can pose. Sleeping with a nursing pillow or a lounging pad could spell danger for infants, according to a new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Can babies sleep on a nursing pillow?
The agency advised parents to not allow infants to sleep on nursing pillows or pillow-like products. It also said parents should not use infant sleep products with inclined seatbacks of more than 10 degrees, and should not use infant car seats, bouncers and other inclined products for sleep.
Is it OK to elevate baby while sleeping?
Elevating the head of a baby’s crib is not effective in reducing GER. It’s also not safe as it increases the risk of the baby rolling to the foot of the bed or into a position that may cause serious of deadly breathing problems.
Why are pillows bad for babies?
Even though a pillow might seem cozy, it’s possible for a baby’s face to press up against it while she sleeps, which can increase the risk of suffocation. Snuggling against a pillow could also cause your baby to overheat — another thing that can potentially set the stage for SIDS.
Can newborns sleep on an incline?
Her investigation found that no inclined sleep surface is safe for an infant to sleep on. An incline of more than 10 degrees and soft or plush surfaces increase the risk of infant injury. In contrast, flat and firm surfaces are safer for infant sleep.
Can my baby choke on his spit up while sleeping?
Myth: Babies who sleep on their backs will choke if they spit up or vomit during sleep. Fact: Babies automatically cough up or swallow fluid that they spit up or vomit—it’s a reflex to keep the airway clear. Studies show no increase in the number of deaths from choking among babies who sleep on their backs.
Are baby wedge pillows safe?
Officials are urging parents to follow these safety steps: Stop using sleep positioners. Using a sleep positioner to hold an infant on his or her back for sleep is dangerous and unnecessary. Never put pillows, wedges, comforters, or quilts under an infant in a crib or bassinet.
Can I let my baby sleep in Boppy?
No. Never allow baby to sleep on a Boppy® Newborn Lounger. Boppy products are created for adult-supervised awake-time only. Check out our Safe Product Use page for additional information.
Do newborns need pillow?
Babies don’t need pillows and adequate clothing—instead of blankets—can keep them warm. ALWAYS keep cribs and sleeping areas bare. That means you should also never put soft objects or toys in sleeping areas. ALWAYS place a baby on his or her back at night and during nap time.
When can baby use a pillow?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends waiting to introduce pillows to your little one’s sleep routine until they reach 1 1/2 years old (18 months).
When can babies sleep with pillows and blankets?
Wait until your baby is at least 12 months old. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), soft bedding in a crib – like blankets and pillows – increases of the risk of suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Why do babies have to sleep flat?
Safe sleep can help protect your baby from sudden infant death syndrome (also called SIDS) and other dangers, like choking and suffocation. Put your baby to sleep on his back on a flat, firm surface, like in a crib or bassinet.
Can baby sleep in rocker all night?
“Rockers and bouncers should never be used unsupervised, and they should never be used for sleeping, or as a substitute for a safe sleep space,” Jane says.
Why do babies have to sleep flat on their back?
The simple act of placing infants on their backs to sleep significantly lowers SIDS risk. As stomach sleeping has declined in response to back-sleeping campaigns worldwide, statistics show that the contribution of side sleeping to SIDS risk has increased.