Some people say on their backs and wrapped tightly – is this the right way?


Posted by joybell, 30th September 2015


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  • SIDS and Kids have some great education material to help you.



  • Definitely on their backs due to the risk of SIDS. You have to be careful about how you wrap them due to hip dysplasia. The early childcare nurse can give you better advice on both of these issues.



  • The nurse told me at the hospital newborns should be on their backs so they don’t roll over and have the blanket underneath the arms so the covers do not go over the heads. I was very lucky I had a bit of training from wonderful staff when I had my first one and learnt a lot when I left the hospital . Any concerns , ring your childhood nurse at the baby clinic and read your blue book to adhere to the regular visits for checkups .



  • yep on their back and firmly wrapped but not tight.



  • Yes, you are supposed to lay them on their back, but make sure you don’t wrap baby too tightly around her / his hips as it can cause hip dysplasia (may not be correct spelling) – it pushes them out of alignment. I have a niece and her children who would not settle with their arms wrapped in tightly. They would wriggle around until they were so exhausted they would eventually go to sleep but not for as long as they should have. Once their arms were loose and they could move them they would be asleep within 15 minutes.



  • We did on their back as well and wrapped up so they felt like they were still in the womb



  • On their back as per SIDs guidelines.



  • Yes according to sids they should be placed on their back and have nothing in their cot (no toys etc) if you look up the side website there is a guideline to safe sleeping


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