This happens when people cannot receive oxygen due to traumatic injuries brought by pressure applied to the neck. In this case, your baby’s face or neck may get tangled in soft objects that may lead to strangulation especially if they are left unattended.
Some beddings are made with toxic chemicals that can lead to irritation, headache, and other severe complications such as asthma and cancer.
How to Ensure Baby’s Safety
As experts recommend, parents should keep off soft clothing, including baby comforters and blankets, from the infant’s sleeping area. These can be a potential risk for suffocation, entrapment, strangulation, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.
Instead, it’s best to set up the infant’s sleeping location with only a “firm sleep surface”. This includes a fitted sheet and no other objects under and at the sides of the crib.
Aside from this, experts also recommend to use infant sleep clothing instead of baby blankets. This may include pajamas, sleep sacks, and swaddles that are made from soft fabrics such as cotton.
Once the baby becomes a toddler, they can then sleep with a baby blanket. However, parents should first ensure their child is strong enough to have such soft beddings on her crib.
Remember that the above-mentioned risks can apply to toddlers, too.
Using a baby comforter or baby blankets is essential for developing toddlers. Having this can ensure that they are feeling safe and secure, while at the same time, letting them be independent enough from their parents.
However, these soft beddings are only applicable for toddlers and not babies or newborns.
Thus, parents should be mindful of the safety of their baby by ensuring that blankets, any type of baby comforter, and other items are kept away from their sleeping area to avoid potential risks that may compromise the safety of their baby.
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