There are a lot of misconceptions about baby sleeping positions. Many say sleep on the back many says to sleep on tummy or sides. Many say boys should sleep on their back but girls should not because lying on the back may increase the chest area. So there are many misconceptions like this.
So here are some things you have to be careful about.
Always make your baby sleep on the back until 4 Months of age
Have you heard SIDS(SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME)? If not then you are at the right place. SIDS mainly occurs when your baby sleep on Tummy side or sides.
I don’t know the exact reason behind but SIDS occurs due to tummy side sleep in babies. So try to avoid until 4 months. After that, they can rollover accordingly.
It doesn’t mean you don’t allow your baby for some tummy time. You should give some tummy time while playing only. Sleeping should be only on the back.
Be careful about head shape
Actually infants head is very soft and delicate. That can be affected if sleep on only one side, you have to change the sides after some time. There shouldn’t be pressure only on one side.
If there is any kind of flattening happen then try to avoid that side and use another. Do massage of the head but don’t force too much. It’s a baby so force a little like you do massage.
Use Mustard pillow
This is definitely a must for infants. This pillow is used mainly for maintaining the shape of the head. This really works.