To sleep well,
a baby must feel protected and secure. Crib
safety is also crucial in
battle against sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS). This includes safe bedding and a safe sleeping position.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Being safe not only helps your little one sleep but also
prevents discomfort and injuries
(from falling out of bed, getting stuck, ...). Moreover, a safe sleep environment is
to reduce the risk of SIDS
also called crib death or cot death.
Sudden infant death syndrome is the cruel taking away of a young baby,
who dies suddenly and unexplainedly.
When you set up the nursery, bedroom, or whichever sleeping place you have arranged, you will make
Your little one can sleep in a crib in her
out in your room. In your room she may have her
bed next to you) or join the
and cosleep in which cases it is of course crucial to follow all
cosleeping safety guidelines
The room and
may have bright baby colors and
themes, matching shades and designs or simple practical solutions.
Your choice will be personal and depend on your preference and
situation. But which ever you choose,Â you will naturally
always make it
comfortable and safe
. This will ensure you have the
best environment for your baby to sleep well.
To help you select a safe and comfortable mattress you may find our
It's not difficult to arrange a
secure sleeping environment
for your child. Just always follow the basic security guidelines
above and remember to trust your own instincts too.
Combined, you will be able
create a safe and
for your dearest one.
Heidi Holvoet, PhD, is the founder of the Baby Sleep Advice website and movement, an award-winning author, baby & toddler sleep consultant with 14+ years experience as well as a certified lactation counselor.
Over the years, Heidi has received several awards inluding a Mom's Choice Award (MCA) and National Parenting Awards (NAPPA) for her Baby Sleep Advice website, programs and books.
She is also a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants of which she was one of the earliest contributors. She obtained her PhD degree in physics at the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Heidi is passionate about helping babies and their parents sleep more and better, with her trademark approach that has been proven and praised time and again by parents worldwide to be effective and truly no-tears. Respect for you as a parent and your baby, is at the heart of Heidi's warm and kind support. Her approach always keeps in mind a baby's needs and abilities at any given age, is based on pediatric science and the most up to date knowledge in infant care and sleep science.