Babies Aged 1 Week, Can Sleep On Their Left And Right Side.?

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Hello, I want to ask. My child is now 13 days old. But since the age of 1 week my child has been able to sleep on his left and right side. If you sleep on your back, your arms and legs are spread sideways, and the head is tilted to the left or right. Sometimes also if you cry like to bend his body back. and likes to kick. Is that in the normal category?

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What do you mean by tilting left and right is just the head? If it's only the head, then the condition is certainly normal. Basically babies (especially those under 6 months) MUST be put to sleep in the supine position. This is very important to prevent SIDS (sudden death syndrome in infants). If only his head is tilted, then no problem at all. Instead you are advised to change the position of the head when putting the baby to sleep (straight, right tilt, left tilt) to prevent the occurrence of peyang head in infants. Regarding the arms and legs that spread to the side, this is also very normal, normal anatomical position in babies like this.


Some other things you need to consider to prevent SIDS in infants:

Put your baby to sleep in his own bed, the bed must be hard enough and the bed sheet must be tight and not easily detached
Babies should sleep with parents in one room until the age of 1 year, but not in one bed
Do not put any items on the baby's bed, including pillows, bolsters, blankets, dolls, or other objects

Regarding the way your baby cries, it is also normal for babies. If the baby cries until the lips and skin turn blue, then the condition is not normal. If there are certain things that make you worry about your baby, you can also ask the child's doctor when controlling and vaccinating.

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