It is always a good idea to stay up to date on current recommendations. The AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, has specific guidelines for safe sleep practices.
Placing babies (through one year old) on their back to sleep is the most current recommendation for safe sleep. Room sharing is considered ideal for the first six months. This means having your baby on a firm sleep surface, i.e. crib or bassinet, laying on its back somewhere in the room with you the parent. Swaddling your baby is just fine! Keep loose items and bedding away from your baby.
Our Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas are trained to help you & your baby sleep, day or night. They can get your family on the right foot for best sleep practices, which means – tah-dah… sleep for all! For even more details and information from a Professional Sleep consultant on “Helping Your Child Sleep At Every Age” – click here.
Sleeping in a Rock n’ Play Sleeper is not safe and the item has been recalled.
Here are some recommended links and articles from the AAP:
Our Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas stay current with the recommendations set forth by the AAP and follow their guidelines when caring for your baby. If you have more questions or concerns reach out to your pediatrician.