Monday, December 1, 2008

Baby Development at 3 Months/ SIDS

At 3 months your baby will be able to follow you with their eyes and moving a little more. They will also be able to start laughing and interacting a little more than before. Their hand and eye coordination is still developing. Your baby can see your face clearer up close. Your baby may or may not sleep through the night, at 3 months our daughter started sleeping through the night. One way to help your baby sleep is by swaddling them as your doctor might have showed you at the time of your baby's birth. Swaddling your little one is like mirroring a womb. If you haven't introduced the pacifier to your little one now would be a good time. It is also good to try to get your little one on a schedule such as feeding and nap time. Below is a link to read more about your baby's development at 3 months.

Babies Online - 12 Week Development



How to Swaddle your Baby-
1. Lay blanket on soft surface such as your bed or crib
2. Place baby in the middle of the blanket on their back and hands to the side make sure blanket goes up a little below baby's shoulder.
3. Pull left side of the blanket so that it covers the front of your baby. Left to right.
4. Then cover right to left
5. Fold bottom of the blanket back to hold baby in place
Make sure that the blanket is not wrapped too tight.




SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)-

SIDS in the dictionary is defined as: Sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep.

Precautions for reducing the risk of SIDS-
1. Make sure there is nothing in the crib or bassinet that can cause suffocation such as: loose blankets, toys, pillows, objects, etc. Always remove everything from the crib at bed time or nap time and keep blanket away from baby's face.
2. Swaddle your baby and make sure baby is sleeping on their back
3. Invest in a video monitor or baby monitor
4. Pacifiers are known to help prevent sids
5. If your baby sleeps next to you make sure to have baby in a secure sleeper bed.
6. This is just my opinion but having your baby sleep in the same room until they're older; this way you can hear if they are struggling and check up on them right away.
7. Do not overheat baby by dressing them in too warm of clothes and than wrapping them. Make sure baby is comfortable. Wrapping baby if they sleep between mom and dad may cause overheating.
8. Using a Sleeper blanket which is like a pajama sleeping bag. Keeps baby warm and is better than using a blanket.
At 3 months your baby will be able to follow you with their eyes and moving a little more. They will also be able to start laughing and interacting a little more than before. Their hand and eye coordination is still developing. Your baby can see your face clearer up close. Your baby may or may not sleep through the night, at 3 months our daughter started sleeping through the night. One way to help your baby sleep is by swaddling them as your doctor might have showed you at the time of your baby's birth. Swaddling your little one is like mirroring a womb. If you haven't introduced the pacifier to your little one now would be a good time. It is also good to try to get your little one on a schedule such as feeding and nap time. Below is a link to read more about your baby's development at 3 months.

Babies Online - 12 Week Development



How to Swaddle your Baby-
1. Lay blanket on soft surface such as your bed or crib
2. Place baby in the middle of the blanket on their back and hands to the side make sure blanket goes up a little below baby's shoulder.
3. Pull left side of the blanket so that it covers the front of your baby. Left to right.
4. Then cover right to left
5. Fold bottom of the blanket back to hold baby in place
Make sure that the blanket is not wrapped too tight.




SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)-

SIDS in the dictionary is defined as: Sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep.

Precautions for reducing the risk of SIDS-
1. Make sure there is nothing in the crib or bassinet that can cause suffocation such as: loose blankets, toys, pillows, objects, etc. Always remove everything from the crib at bed time or nap time and keep blanket away from baby's face.
2. Swaddle your baby and make sure baby is sleeping on their back
3. Invest in a video monitor or baby monitor
4. Pacifiers are known to help prevent sids
5. If your baby sleeps next to you make sure to have baby in a secure sleeper bed.
6. This is just my opinion but having your baby sleep in the same room until they're older; this way you can hear if they are struggling and check up on them right away.
7. Do not overheat baby by dressing them in too warm of clothes and than wrapping them. Make sure baby is comfortable. Wrapping baby if they sleep between mom and dad may cause overheating.
8. Using a Sleeper blanket which is like a pajama sleeping bag. Keeps baby warm and is better than using a blanket.

4 comments:

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Laane said...

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can't be prevented.

You can avoid death from suffocation, etc etc.

When a child dies because it couldn't breathe because the blanket was all over it, because it was entangled in a sheet, because it chooked in it's own saliva, or because it couldn't control it's bodytemperature, it's not SIDS.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is sudden death of a child because of unknown reasons.
The statistics lowered when certain measurements were taken, because autopsies resulted in medical diagnoses.

In some cases a child stops breathing and immediate handling of the child can prevent death.
In some cases it's a warning sign and these near sids attacks can be registered with a monitor. The monitor alarms when there's another near SIDS attack. In a percentage the child dies, no matter what the parents did to prevent it.

Making a baby sleep on it's back, prevents it from turning with the face down. But it raises the danger of choking. (A baby died from that didn't die of SIDS).

SIDS doesn´t happen only when a baby is asleep. It can also happen when a baby is awake, even though the chance is less.

Money Makers Guide for Newbies said...

Thank you for your comment Laane. I see what you are saying Laane, in some cases SIDS can be prevented because if the child is under the parents supervision or is being monitored they can immediately go to the child's aid. These are steps to lessen SIDS so yes you can say SIDS can be prevented and in some cases no. It's just like cancer sometimes it can be prevented and sometimes it can't. If a perfectly healthy person decided to smoke they have a higher risk of getting cancer and less prevention but if they don't smoke and it's hereditary from mom having breast cancer that can't be prevented but you can take precautions such as getting a routine physical and checkup. Sorry if my wording confused you. I guess I should have written Precautions to help prevent sids.

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