After ten months of conception, the baby was finally born, but the problem came. Many women become mothers for the first time, so they have little experience with children and are unaware of some problems. The following is a list of 8 wrong sleeping positions that need to pay attention to, which may cause your baby to fall asleep more slowly.
1. Breathe through the mouth while sleeping
Some mothers find that their babies always like to breathe with their mouths open while they are sleeping. They look adorable and drool, a state that seems to be hungry. In fact, the best way to maintain vitality is to keep the mouth closed while sleeping. If you breathe with your mouth open, it is easy for dust to enter the respiratory tract, and it is very easy for cold air to irritate the trachea and lungs, which affects the quality of sleep. If you find that your baby has the habit of breathing with mouth open while sleeping, you need to bring a baby to go to the hospital immediately to find out what is the cause of this symptom. It is caused by nasal obstruction, a cold or fever, or acute rhinitis, chronic nose, tonsillitis, and tonsil hypertrophy. Then take the right medicine.
- Put hands under head
Many babies like to sleep with their little hands under the head while sleeping. Maybe they feel more secure. However, this sleeping position not only affects blood circulation but also causes numbness in the arms.
In this way, the baby will feel tired after getting up, and it may also lead to increased abdominal pressure, which will cause gastroesophageal reflux and damage the oesophagus.
Therefore, as soon as the mother finds out that the baby is sleeping with little hands under the head, you must immediately pull the baby’s hands out and put away. While sleeping, the mother can put a small pillow under the baby’s head to help him correct this incorrect sleeping position.
3. The quilt is not tight
Some babies always push the quilt when they sleep, show their shoulders outside the quilt, or like to hold half of the quilt.
However, babies often ignore the cold winter weather. As long as the cold invades the body, it can easily cause rheumatism, arthritis, and joint pains. It can also cause colds, runny noses, block breathing, and dizziness after getting up.
At this time, the mother needs to pay special attention. When the baby is sleeping, always observe whether the baby kicks the quilt, help him cover the quilt in time, or take measures to fix the quilt so that the baby cannot kick.
In fact, in winter, the baby can use the sleeping bag, which is not too strict, and there is no need to worry about the baby kicking the quilt.
4.Cover head with a quilt to sleep
Some babies like to kick the quilt, while others like to sleep with their heads covered. Some people think that covering your head with a quilt is more secure. In fact, this view is unscientific and the behaviour is unhealthy.
When you cover your head with sleep, the oxygen concentration will continue to decrease as the carbon dioxide concentration in the quilt increases. Maintaining this state for a long time will cause hypoxia, resulting in reduced sleep quality, easy nightmares, and feeling dizzy, fatigued, and mentally lost after getting up.
If the mother finds that the baby covers head with a quilt when sleeps, you should immediately pull the quilt overhead so that the baby can breathe fresh air and prevent the baby from being stuffed.
- Pyjamas are too tight
Some mothers are accustomed to wearing tight clothes when their baby is sleeping and think that this keeps warmth better. However, in fact, too tight pyjamas not only cause poor breathing, but also affect blood circulation, and it is easy to wake up when sleeping. Therefore, your baby's pyjamas should be looser.
- Sleep face to face with your baby
Some mothers like to hold their baby in their arms to sleep, thinking that they can detect changes in the baby in the first place.
However, they did not realize that when sleeping with the baby face to face, a large part of the gas inhaled by each other was the exhaust gas exhaled by the other party, and the oxygen concentration was not high, which could easily cause insufficient oxygen supply to the brain, cause insomnia or more dreams, and get dizzy after getting up weakness, lack of energy, etc.
You can put your baby's bed next to your own bed so that you can keep an eye on what your baby is going to sleep at night. As long as you don't sleep facing each other, you can breathe fresh air, which will help improve your baby's sleep quality.
7.Sleeping towards the window or door
Because the weather is hot in summer, the air conditioner is generally turned on in the home, and the air conditioner is not turned on in the cold winter, but the windows are opened to ensure indoor ventilation. In fact, if you sleep with the wind blowing for a long time, it is easy to cause stagnation of blood in the neck and back due to cold, and it will cause stiffness and pain after getting up and slow movement. In addition, when facing the wind while sleeping, it is also easy to cause illness due to cold or cause respiratory diseases. Therefore, it is best to avoid the air inlet when sleeping, and the bed should be placed at a certain distance from the door and window.
8. Eat too much before going to bed
Under normal circumstances, do not eat for 1 hour before going to bed. This is because of gastric disorder causing restless sleep.
If you eat too much before bedtime, your brain will become more excited, which will make it difficult to fall asleep and make it difficult to enter deep sleep.
In addition, nighttime is the time when the body's metabolism is at its lowest. If you eat before bedtime, you will increase the metabolic burden on your body, cause indigestion, and cause obesity over time.
The above are the 8 wrong sleeping positions that can easily cause the baby to fall asleep more slowly. Moms should pay attention to ensure the baby's health and growth.