SAFE SLEEPING: INFORMATION FROM THE TRESILLIAN SLEEP BOOK by CHILDMAGS BLOG POST.

 

The Tresillian Sleep Book for Australian Mothers (2018) has lots of general advice on how to manage your baby in the first few months. However, some of the most essential information is related to safe sleeping. Childmags Nov 28th (2020) have written a great summary on the advice given by the Tresillian book. I wanted to share this here to make available to all mothers who are looking for a little more professional advice on safe sleeping. Enjoy  !

There’s lots of advice on where your baby should sleep after she’s born.

Some people recommend that you share a room with your baby, and other people advise that it’s better to let your baby sleep in her own room. Cultural differences play a large part in choosing where you put your baby to sleep. Western cultures tend to place emphasis on encouraging independence in young children, therefore babies sleeping in their own room has become popular. Parents across other cultural groups may place less emphasis on independence, so solitary sleeping is not so important.

Co-sleeping or bed-sharing is not recommended due to the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

The term SUDI includes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other fatal sleeping accidents. Some parents do choose to co-sleep or bed-share because of their personal beliefs. Often bed-sharing happens by default – that is, you don’t intend to co-sleep with your baby but you’re so exhausted from frequent night waking that bed-sharing is your last resort, just to get some rest.

Whatever reason co-sleeping or bed-sharing occurs, make sure you are aware of the Red Nose SUDI guidelines to ensure your baby sleeps safely

Co-sleeping guidelines

  • Sharing a sleep surface increases the risk of SIDS and fatal
    sleep accidents. Babies most at risk are those who are under
    3 months of age, were born prematurely or were small for
    their gestational age.
  • You shouldn’t sleep with your baby on your sofa or couch,
    a waterbed, hammock or a beanbag. These surfaces aren’t
    flat or stable and are completely unsafe if you fall asleep and
    accidentally roll on your baby.
  • It’s safest not to share your bed or any sleep surface with
    your baby and anyone who is affected by alcohol or other
    drugs – that includes medicines that cause drowsiness, even
    prescribed or over-the-counter medicines – or with someone
    who smokes
  • Extract has been taken from Chapter 4 of The Tresillian Sleep Book (HarperCollins Publishers) available now online at https://shop.abc.net.au/tresillian-sleep-book

WHAT ABOUT BABY CO SLEEPERS?

What the Experts Say

Baby sleep experts like the highly regarded Dorothy Waide – baby nurse to the children of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael  Douglas, encourage parents to nurture and teach newborn babies to self-settle. Ms. Waide in her book, You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn, believes that “there is nothing more nurturing for a baby than to be held close, sensing the rhythm of your heart, your familiar smell and the warmth of your body. Psychologists talk about the first 12 weeks as being the phase when babies continue to identify themselves as still being part of their parent, so it makes sense to be close to each other whenever possible.”

The Kaylula Co Sleeper Cradle

You can now safely co-sleep with your baby in the Kaylula Co Sleeper Cradle. You can choose to use the cradle in the nursery or at your bedside or wheel it around as a bassinet through the house during the day so baby is always in arm’s reach of you.

It has an adjustable dropside that can be moved up or down depending upon your proximity to your baby and most importantly is safer as it always ensures a firm barrier. As per the instructions we recommend that you lift the dropside once bub is asleep and you are ready for bed too. This will ensure your baby is always safe.

Unlike other co-sleeping products, the unique panels allow visibility for you and your baby and airflow for full breathability for your baby. And its adjustable legs ensure that you have your baby at the optimal height for your bed, and a secure safe strap to attach to your slats on your base for safety.

Our toy bar is easily removable for sleep time in accordance with the medical expert’s recommendations.The adjustable legs ensure that you have your baby at the optimal height for your bed, and a secure safe strap to attach to your slats on your bed base for safety.

Safer Access to Your Baby

It has an adjustable drop side that can be moved up or down depending upon your proximity to your baby and most importantly is safer as it always ensures a firm barrier to alleviate the concerns associated with other co-sleeping bassinets and beds, with no barriers or poorly structured barriers.

Features

• Safer than other cradles and bassinets with secure safety straps and an adjustable zip drop side

• Versatile as it is a cradle, wheeled bassinet and a co-sleeper all in one

• Allows you to have your baby in arms reach at all times

• Safer zip drop side for easy access to your baby but always the security of a barrier

• Solid barrier to reduce the risk of entrapment so it is much safer

• Solid barrier to reduce the risk of entrapment so it is much safer

• Visibility with the mesh panels

• Full breathability with mesh for air flow

• Height adjustable European beechwood timber legs

• Strong metal frame and beautiful luxury textiles

• Quilted Breathe Eze Fibre Mattress included

• Quilted inner walls for a stylish finish

• Delicate machine washable fabrics and mattress

• Lockable wheels for easy maneuverability and safe park option

• The most beautiful timber hanging safari toys (please note toys may vary between elephants, giraffe and kangaroo)

• As per instruction manual don’t forget to remove the toys when baby sleep

Safer Access to Your Baby

It has an adjustable drop side that can be moved up or down depending upon your proximity to your baby and most importantly is safer as it always ensures a firm barrier to alleviate the concerns associated with other co-sleeping bassinets and beds, with no barriers or poorly structured barriers.