Six Steps to Safe Sleeping

Title: Your Guide to Safe Sleeping for your Baby  


In honour of Safe Sleep Week, we’ve put together this guide that explores the six safe sleeping recommendations. 



  1. Embracing the Power of Back Sleeping


In the world of dreamers, back sleeping is the key to unlocking nights of undisturbed rest. Placing your baby on their back for both daytime naps and night-time sleep is not only recommended by us here at Glow Dreaming but also proven to reduce sleep-related risks. 


  1. Crafting a Safe Sleep Environment with Glow Dreaming


When placing your little one to sleep in their cot, it’s important to aim for a breathable, firm, flat mattress. It's imperative that your baby’s sleep space it completely devoid of soft bedding, quilts, and toys that could compromise safety. Remember, where their bed is concerned, simplicity reigns supreme, promoting a serene sleep space for optimal rest. 


  1. Unobstructed Dreaming


Ensure your baby's face remains uncovered during sleep. Position their tiny feet at the cot's base to prevent any night-time adventures under the covers. 

Are you unsure of what a safe cot set up looks like? See below! 


Image Source: Red Nose 


  1. Temperature Harmony


It’s important that your little one’s sleep space is at a safe and comfortable temperature with an appropriate amount of humidity to help them sleep soundly all through the night. It’s also important that however they’re dressed is appropriate for the conditions within their room. 
It’s a common mistake that bubs are dressed based on the weather outside, and sometimes this can cause sleep disturbances and at other times, be unsafe. 
Your child’s safety is incredibly important to us, which is why we spent years developing the Glow Perfect Sleep Sensor which alerts you when the room is too hot or humid, or too cold and dry. It also helps you with how to appropriately dress your little one with a TOG recommendation based off the room conditions. 
Sound like something you could use? Learn more about it here: Glow Perfect Sleep Sensor 


  1. Liberating Heads and Faces 


Ensure your baby's head and face have zero chance at being covered during sleep. This means no loose blankets, no bibs, no hats (even if you’re worried, they’ll get cold). Any of these things are not advisable in case of waking, yes, but MOST importantly they’re dangerous. 


  1. The Importance of Smoke-Free Sleep Space


This should be considered not only during sleep but also during awake times where your baby is concerned; clean air is paramount. Keep your baby's sleep environment smoke-free. 

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