HOW TO USE A SLEEPING POD
CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR BABY TO SLEEP BETTER
There are a few simple steps to remember when putting your baby to sleep.
- Back to sleep for every sleep.
- Use a firm sleep surface.
- Infants sleep in the parents’ room, but on a separate sleep surface designed for them, for at least the first 6 months.
- Keep soft objects and loose bedding away from the infant’s sleep area.
- Consider offering a pacifier at nap time and bedtime.
- Avoid smoke exposure during pregnancy and after birth.
- Avoid alcohol and illicit drug use during pregnancy and after birth.
- Avoid overheating.
- Avoid head coverings during sleep including hats, headbands and bows.
- Avoid use of commercial devices that are inconsistent with safe sleep recommendations.
GUIDELINES ON HOW TO LAYER YOUR BABY BASED ON YOUR ROOM TEMPERATURE
The table below provides you with the guidelines around how to dress your baby based on the room temperatures.
The table is only a guide. All babies are different. The number of clothing layers may vary according to a baby's health, their physiology and the room temperature in the room. The caregiver must determine what is suitable.
Note: It is important to check your baby regularly to ensure that they are comfortable and that they do not overheat.