If you are expecting a baby, you have likely heard about safe sleeping in cots. Babies should sleep in cots until they reach the age of 3 years old. However, many parents are unsure about safe sleeping practices for their baby while using a cot. Here are three main points that every parent should know of safe sleeping in cots for babies:
-1) Make sure your child’s head and face is not covered with any blankets or pillows when they sleep
-2) The mattress should be firm enough, so it does not collapse under your baby’s weight
-3) Use only safe cribs with no drop-side rails (no more than 2 inches from the top rail and 4 inches from the bottom rail.
The safe sleeping cot should be made of durable, non-toxic materials. The mattress should also have a firm surface with no gaps or indentations that may create a suffocation hazard for your baby. Ensure to take measurements before buying the cot, so it fits through any doorways and into the nursery space needed.