Ok so I am completley parranoid about SIDS, and I have freaked myself out about it. I know of a few things to prevent it, like having my son sleep on his back, and not puting him to sleep on blankets and stuff. But I just want to know that I am doing everything I can to prevent it, so any tips for this new mom would be helpful and reassuring. Thank you.
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I definitely recommend having your son sleep in a sleep sack.Â Make sure that the sleep sack you choose is made of a natural fiber and not fleece or micro fleece because they can both cause overheating which is another potential SIDS risk.Â Fleece is also a petrochemical derived fabric and can irritate and cause rashing.
Merino is the best fabric for babies because it can cool baby when it's hot or warm when it's cool.Â It's more expensive but definitely worth the investment.Â You also will only have to buy one sleep sack, instead of buying one each time your baby outgrows the fleece ones.
I also run a fan on a low setting to keep the air circulating around the room.
Hope that helps!Â I was in the same boat when DS was a newborn and wasted so much time worrying about what I should be doing before I discovered the perfect sleep sack and ran the fan.
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