Babies never fail to be adorable, right? They always seem to have some sort of magical powers to put a smile on everyone’s faces.
This just goes to show how precious they are, and so we have to be extra careful with them and make sure they are and will be safe 24/7.
For all the parents out there, here are 4 things you should never ever do with a newborn baby.
1 Let him sleep on his tummy
Many infants die during sleep from unsafe sleep environments. Some of these deaths are from entrapment, suffocation, and strangulation. Some infants die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
But there are ways for parents to keep their sleeping baby safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that healthy infants be placed on their backs for sleep, as this is the safest position for an infant to sleep.
Give your baby his share of “tummy time” when he is awake. This will help strengthen neck muscles and avoid flat spots on the head. Always stay with your baby during tummy time and make sure she is awake.