When a newborn comes home with the family for the first time, there is a period when everyone is trying to adjust to the new life around them. One of the most important things that needs calibration is the sleep cycle of both baby and new parents.
Sleep is really important for babies and I always ensure that my baby is in a safe sleeping space and posture. It’s pretty obvious that babies do not have the same sleeping patterns as adults.
I always place my baby on her back to sleep which is known as the supine position – it is one of safest positions and sleep environment remains safe.
The safest sleeping position and space for babies is on their back on a firm, flat mattress with a tight-fitting sheet and nothing else.
Here are few things to keep in mind while putting babies to sleep: