The Baby Comfort was developed with your baby’s safety in mind. Here are several important safety tips when using The Organic Infant Lounge Bed:
Keep co-sleeper on firm and stable surface (i.e. Couch, bed, floor)
Place infants on the back or on the firm edges with airways clear at times.
Do not place anything in the co-sleeper (infant lounge bed). Adding items such as pillows, stuffed animals and small toys, while your infant is sleep can increase risk of suffocation.
Keep blankets and small toys away from your baby’s face while in the co-sleeper.
Never leave your baby unattended while in co-sleeper.
Make sure your baby airways are clear at all times to avoid suffocation. Especially, when re-positioning your baby in the co-sleeper.
Do not share your co-sleeper with another baby at the same time your baby is sleeping.
Avoid placing co-sleeper in baby crib. CPSC (Child Product Safety Commission) has strict regulations regarding items in baby’s crib.
It is important that Infants receive the proper amount of sleep. During the early stages of development all babies sleep patterns are different between 0-6 months. In the first critical months infants require a large amount of sleep to ensure proper brain growth and development.
HOW LONG SHOULD INFANTS SLEEP
In infants early stages of development require 16-20 hours of sleep a day with increased feeding between 2-3 hours with increased wake-ups.
WHEN WILL SLEEP IMPROVE
Infants by six months can sleep longer with fewer wake-ups, ranging up to six hours. As infants continue to grow within the first critical months sleep will improve and stretch at night and naps increase or decrease depending on the structure of sleep patterns. Infants 6-12 sleep will change dramatically but it is very important to enforce one nap a day.
To increase sleeping through the night decrease the amount of naps during the day and encourage more tummy-time and play time for kicking and cooing.
KEEPING THE SLEEP
ENVIRONMENT SAFE, CALM & COZY
Ensure infants for the most part are asleep positioned on their back. When encouraging infants to sleep on their back it helps reduce the risk of SID (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) In the early critical stages of development infants should sleep in the same room with parents no bed sharing unless you have proper co-sleeping bedding. Avoid loose bedding as far as blankets, pillows, and stuff animals. Avoid covering infants faces that is never a good idea.
The swaddling method is always great in the early stages of development and provides instant protection from rolling or moving.
STRUCTURE & SCHEDULING
It is very important infants have some form of a schedule especially when trying to adopt a sleeping pattern. Developing a routine and sticking to the routine helps establish strong sleeping patterns.