Can babies sleep elevated?

Can babies sleep slightly elevated?

Nov. 7, 2019 — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents not let a baby sleep in rockers, pillows, car seats, or any other product that holds an infant at an incline — with their head higher than their feet.

Is it OK for a baby to sleep on an incline?

Her investigation found that no inclined sleep surface is safe for an infant to sleep on. An incline of more than 10 degrees and soft or plush surfaces increase the risk of infant injury. In contrast, flat and firm surfaces are safer for infant sleep.

Why can’t babies sleep on an incline?

One of the real dangers is that babies have poor head control. They can slouch down while sleeping at an incline and tuck their head into their chest. This closes the airway and causes problems with breathing.

Why do babies have to sleep flat?

Safe sleep can help protect your baby from sudden infant death syndrome (also called SIDS) and other dangers, like choking and suffocation. Put your baby to sleep on his back on a flat, firm surface, like in a crib or bassinet.

Why do babies have to sleep flat on their back?

The simple act of placing infants on their backs to sleep significantly lowers SIDS risk. As stomach sleeping has declined in response to back-sleeping campaigns worldwide, statistics show that the contribution of side sleeping to SIDS risk has increased.

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Can babies sleep in rockers?

“Rockers and bouncers should never be used unsupervised, and they should never be used for sleeping, or as a substitute for a safe sleep space,” Jane says.