Ways-Help-Baby-Sleep-SafeWearables are the way of the future, and even babies are part of the trend. The new high-tech crop of consumer electronics makes it easier than ever to keep a close watch on your baby’s conditions at all times, even if you’re on the other side of the house. Here are 5 ways to make sure your baby is sleeping safely at all times.

Always put him to sleep on his back.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the leading cause of death for children under one year. Doctors haven’t pinpointed exactly what causes SIDS, but the risk is greatly increased when a baby is sleeping on his stomach or side rather than his back. For this reason, experts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend parents always place babies to sleep on their backs, and turn them over if they roll onto their stomach during sleep.

Get instant alerts about his condition.

Baby wearables make it easy to know when your baby’s sleep condition is unsafe. MonBaby is a small, smart baby monitor about the size of a quarter that snaps onto any article of a child’s clothing. Using precise sensors, MonBaby tracks your child’s breathing movement and sleep position five times per second and sends updates directly to your smartphone. If your baby rolls onto his side or stomach, MonBaby will sound an alarm so you know it’s time to turn him over. The device will also alert you if no movement is detected for more than 15 seconds. MonBaby is a one-size-fits-all device that operates on a simple battery that lasts up for up to two weeks of continuous use.

Stay away from sleep positioners.

Believe it or not, those sleep positioners designed to keep your baby in a certain sleep position can actually do more harm than good. The CDC recommends babies be placed to sleep in a crib with a firm mattress, a fitted sheet and nothing else. Any additional items in the crib can accidentally cover your baby’s head, restricting oxygen or causing accidental suffocation.

Dress your baby appropriately.

Doctors advise against soft bedding and blankets for infants because they can become trapped over a baby’s head and lead to pockets with no oxygen. Instead of blankets, dress your baby in a onesie or pajama that is comfortable for the temperature, for example a short-sleeved T-shirt in the summer or a thermal onesie in the winter. Babies with an elevated body temperature are at a higher risk for SIDS.

Stay informed.

Medicine is advancing faster than ever, and doctors are constantly making new discoveries in the realm of pediatric sleep. For example, did you know SIDS was recently linked to an abnormality in babies’ brains? Stay up-to-date with the latest medical advances and headlines by following a safe sleep resource, like Safesleep.Monbaby.com. You’ll be first to know about developments in SIDS research and learn new ways to help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep safely.

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