Infant Sleep Safety

October 18, 2016

Infant Sleep Safety

With a little one on the way, one of the most exciting tasks is the preparation and decoration of the nursery. Occasionally, we are asked if we carry baby bedding, such as crib duvets or infant pillows. The smallest products we offer are Twin size duvets and mattress toppers and Standard size pillows, which are suitable for twin or single mattresses.

While cozy duvets and fluffy pillows are wonderful for adults and older children, they are not safe for babies and infants.  

According to Health Canada, following the ABC’s of safe sleep reduces the risk of SIDS.

A – Alone: Room-sharing is encouraged, but bed-sharing isn’t. Adult beds are not safe spaces for babies to sleep, due to the increased risk of suffocation and injury.  

B – Back: The safest sleeping position for infants is on the back.

C – Crib: Babies should sleep in a crib containing only a firm, tight-fitting mattress and fitted sheet.

Soft bedding, such as comforters, duvets, and pillows, increases a baby’s risk of suffocation and overheating during sleep. It is recommended that children sleep without a blanket until 12 months of age, and without a pillow until 24 months or until they transition from a crib to a bed. Safer alternatives to blankets are swaddles and sleep sacks.

We’re committed to helping people of all ages get the best sleep possible. We wish your little ones safe slumbers and sweet dreams.

 

Read more about safe sleep here:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/sleep-sommeil-eng.php

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/child-enfant/sleep-coucher-eng.php

http://safesleep.ca/




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