This is a sponsored post thanks to Boppy and their Safe Sleep Initiative, a company that I have grown to love.
I know I did a lot of extensive research on safe sleep practices for my son before he was born. I was terrified of SIDS and didn’t want anything to happen to my son. I told myself I would do everything that I could do to protect him, but even now I am still learning new tips and tricks I didn’t know about when he was born. Thankfully Boppy is trying to help fix this problem with their current Safe Sleep Campaign. They are working on educating both Childcare Facility Managers and parents on safe sleep practices.
- Place your baby’s separate, safe sleep space near your bed. No bed sharing!
- Use a crib that meets current safety standards. The mattress should be firm and fit snuggly in the crib.
- Do not put anything soft, loose or fluffy in your baby’s sleep space.
- Never place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface. This includes adult beds, sofas, chairs, waterbeds, pillows (This includes Boppy® Pillows), cushions, comforters and sheepskins.
- Never expose your baby to cigarette smoke.
- Always place your baby on his back. Side and tummy positions are not safe.
- Always put your baby in a wearable blanket when sleeping – even for naps. (I never did this, but love the idea.)
Boppy also is working on educating people on the proper uses for their pillows. Many people don’t know all of the do’s and don’ts of the use of their pillows. It is important to always use product in the correct manner so that they don’t put their children at risk.
- Bottle feeding
- Tummy Time
- Use Unattended
Over the last 8 months I have used the Boppy with my son for all of the approved uses many of times. I feel like it was one of the most beneficial purchases that I made with Baby Registry money. If you have a c-section like I did it was my savior when it came to breastfeeding as well as bottle feeding him. I would have found it so difficult to feed him without being in a lot of pain. I also find it amazing because it also is a savior for your arms. You don’t have to hold your arm up in the air during a nursing session thanks to the fact that it gives you something to rest your arm on.
As you can see my little boob monster just loved the plush Boppy that we used regularly. It was awesome that I was able to use it for months even after I stopped using it for feedings. Raiden just grew so fast that I stopped using it for feedings after a few months. His body was much longer than the pillow and I worried that he was uncomfortable. We then used it for tummy time as well as for propping him up when he was learning to sit up on his own.
Go out and spread the word about safe sleep with infants!
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