Which sleeping position is best for your baby

time:2023-02-03 14:22:34source:monlittlebaby.com author:Maternal-Child Nursing
Which sleeping position is best for your baby

The baby sleeps most of the time every day, but he can't control and adjust the sleeping position by himself, so he needs the mother to help the baby choose a good sleeping position. Generally speaking, sleeping positions can be divided into 3 types, namely supine, prone and side lying. All three poses have pros and cons. The supine sleeping position is often accepted and liked by most parents, because when adopting this sleeping position, the baby's head can be turned freely and breathing is relatively smooth. But lying on the back has two disadvantages: one is that the head is easily deformed, and the back of the baby's headrest may sleep flat after a few months, which is related to long-term sleeping on the back; inside the trachea. Prone prone sleeping is a posture often adopted in foreign countries, especially in European and American countries. They believe that the partial pressure of oxygen in the baby's blood is 5-10 mmHg higher than that of the supine position, which means that the lung function of the prone position is better than that of the supine position. In addition, the baby will not choke in the trachea when spitting up, and the head will not sleep flat. The disadvantage of this sleeping position is that because the baby can't raise his head yet, it is easy to block the nose and mouth when sleeping on the stomach, which affects the breathing function and causes suffocation. Lying on the right side can reduce vomiting or milk overflow, because the stomach outlet and duodenum are on the right side of the abdomen, so lying on the right side can make it easier for gastric contents to flow to the small intestine. At the same time, in the event of vomiting, lying on the side can make the vomit in the mouth flow out from the corner of the mouth instead of flowing into the throat. In addition, sleeping on your side can reduce your baby's snoring. Sleeping snoring is mostly caused by the mutual vibration of throat secretions and soft tissues. Lying on the side can change the position of the soft tissues of the throat, reduce the retention of secretions, and make the baby's breathing easier, and there will be no snoring. However, lying on the left side is easy to cause vomiting or milk overflow, because the junction of the stomach and the esophagus is on the left side, and the stomach contents are easy to reflux into the esophagus when lying on the left side. In addition, it is more tiring to maintain the side-lying position. The baby's body is round and the limbs are relatively short. It is not easy to maintain the side-lying position. It is necessary to use pillows to support the chest and back. We advocate the combination of side lying position and supine position, and it is best to change the sleeping position frequently to avoid head deformation. In order to improve the strength of the baby's neck and train the baby to raise his head, you can let the baby sleep on his stomach for a while every day, but the time should not be too long. It is best to have someone around, and be careful not to block the nose and mouth. After a few months, the baby rolled over on his own and the sleeping position was no longer a problem. In the future, no matter what position your baby is in when you put it in the crib, your baby will find the most comfortable and comfortable position for him.
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