Creating a safe sleep environment

Creating a safe sleep environment

Finding out you are expecting a baby is one of the most exciting days of your life. However, parents-to-be can quickly be overwhelmed with a never-ending checklist of things to do before your baby arrives.

Preparing a safe sleep environment

Preparing a safe sleep environment for your newborn is one of the most important things to get organized. Here are the key things to consider:

  • Select a safe cot or bassinet that meets current Australian Standards.

  • Choose a firm, safety approved, full-size mattress with a fitted sheet.

  • Ensure you choose safe bedding; there should not be any other items in the cot or bassinet, this includes comforters, pillows and toys.

  • Temperature and humidity levels outside of a certain range can make it difficult for infants to sleep. You want the room to be not too hot and not too cool and ensure baby is dressed appropriately for the temperature in the room.

  • An overhead video baby monitor can help you know when your baby needs you and when they’re stirring.

Nursery cameras offer sleep tracking and breathing motion monitoring, providing parents with a little extra peace of mind at night, without any sensors or electronics being attached to the baby.

Nanit’s breathing band allows their camera to read the rhythm of your baby’s every inhale and exhale. This allows parents to feel as if they have their hands right on their baby’s chest, with the Nanit app allowing them to check on baby from anywhere, at any time of the day and night.

Article supplied by Nanit Australia.