Many parents work very hard to decorate a nursery for their baby; however, most parents will tell you that their child didn’t sleep in his or her own room for the first few weeks. During those first few weeks most parents choose to keep the baby in their room so that they can easily check on them during the middle of the night. Keeping your baby in your bedroom for the first few weeks, allows you to adjust to your child’s sleeping habits and breathing noises so that you can immediately tell if something doesn’t seem right.
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Baby Monitors Can Help Parents Sleep Better Because They Can Hear Their Baby’s Movements
If you decide that you want your child to start sleeping in his or her own bedroom, invest in a baby monitor or a sensor that detects baby movements. These products can give you peace of mind; however, they shouldn’t replace you physically checking on your baby every few hours. The best way to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: make sure that your baby’s crib is placed in a well-ventilated area, put your baby too sleep on his or her back, reduce exposure to tobacco smoke, allow your baby to ample tummy time, and use a pacifier if possible.