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Child health: the behaviors to be implemented to reduce the risk of SIDS

Baby health is an extremely important issue for every parent and the prevention of "sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)" is a crucial aspect.

Thesalute.gov.itportal provides accurate and up-to-date information on measures to be taken to reduce the risk of SIDS.

In this article we will explore the tips and recommendations provided by the portal to ensure the safety and health of your child during sleep. Through simple precautions and appropriate behaviors, you can significantly reduce the risk of SIDS and ensure a peaceful and safe sleep for your child.

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Child health: the behaviors to be implemented to reduce the risk of SIDS
Baby health is an extremely important issue for every parent and the prevention of "sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)" is a crucial aspect. The "salute.gov.it" portal provides accurate and up-to-date information on the measures to be taken to reduce the risk ofSIDS. In this article we will explore the tips and recommendations provided by the portal to ensure the safety and health of  your child during sleep.  Through simple precautions and appropriate behaviors, you can significantly reduce the risk of SIDS and ensure a peaceful and safe sleep for your child.
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SIDS
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is an unexpected and unexplained death of a child aged between one month and one year. Although the causes are not known, some situations have been associated with SIDS: on the basis of these behaviors have been identified that can significantly reduce the incidence of SIDS.
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Supine position
The baby should be positioned to sleep on his back (belly up) from the first days of life.
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Cradle
The child should sleep in the parents' room, near their bed, but on a distinct surface, such as a crib or cot.
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Temperature
The temperature of the room where the baby sleeps should not be too hot, it is recommended to keep between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius. It is also important to avoid covering the baby too much with clothes and blankets, excess heat has been shown to be particularly associated with SIDS in babies who sleep on their stomachs.
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Mattress
The mattress must fit perfectly to the size of the cot / cot and must be firm enough. Placing your child on surfaces that are too soft, such as quilts, could increase the risk of SIDS. The baby should be positioned so that the feet touch the bottom of the cradle, so as to prevent it from slipping under the covers, which should be well rolled up under the mattress. There should also be no objects on the surface where the baby sleeps that could choke or injure the baby. It is not recommended to use pillows.
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Bed sharing
Sharing parents' bed can cause an increased risk of SIDS in the first months of the baby's life. The advice is to keep the baby on your bed only while breastfeeding, then moving it to the crib after feeding and cuddling.
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No smoking
The environment in which the child sleeps must be smoke-free, so you should not smoke in the house and make sure that others do not smoke in the house.
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Pacifier
Using the pacifier during rest can produce a protective effect, but if the child refuses it the advice is to force. The pacifier should be proposed after the month of life and possibly suspended within the year of life.
01/01/1970
01/01/1970
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