When it comes to your children, especially during their infancy, you’re going to be protective. Overly so, some might say, but there’s a good reason parents are so protective. There are a million and one things that could go wrong, and it can happen so quickly. This is always going to be the case with any living thing that just started “piloting” its body. They’re going to make mistakes, and it’s your job as a parent to protect from the worse mistakes and do damage control for the lesser ones. One of the more insidious threats to infants is sleeping, and that might seem like an impossible battle to fight. However, it’s not as difficult as it may seem.
Perhaps the most important thing you need to take care of is also the most obvious, and that’s a problem easily and automatically solved by the purchase of a crib. The crib’s design is to prevent babies from rolling off of their beds and onto the floor where they may get hurt either from the fall or as an indirect result of crawling away unsupervised. One of the less obvious issues, however, is making sure your baby doesn’t accidentally suffocate him or herself. When it comes to blankets, either forego them for a suitably warm onesie or swaddle your child. Loose blankets present a suffocation risk. It’s also important for your infant child to never sleep on their belly if you can avoid it. This, again, presents an undue risk of suffocation. Another important thing to take care of is a baby monitor. The ability to listen in your sleeping baby is important, as while you may hear them crying, quieter, more subtle sound cues might be lost on you, otherwise. Just remember to take these things into account, and whatever you do, when it comes time to book a hotel room with Extended Stay America, leave the baby with a sitter.