Babies spend most of their lives sleeping. And with all the information out there for new parents and the universal truth that babies should not be put to sleep on their bellies, helping baby to do something so natural and safe should be the easiest thing in the world. Right?
Choking is a common cause of injury and death in children and while this is scary, the good news is that choking is usually preventable. Learn about choking prevention here and be prepared to help baby by understanding choking first aid:
One of the questions every parent of multiples gets asked is: “What do you do when the babies cry at the same time?” Below is a real answer from Denise Stern, whose newborn twins arrived when her baby boy was just 17 months old:
I will never forget when my sweet-natured 22 month- old son had night terrors and my twin infants were 4 months old; still teeny girls getting up overnight to eat. One night after soothing my son back to sleep, he got out of his toddler bed and inadvertently locked himself in his room. When he realized what had happened, he started screaming with fright. Naturally, this was the exact moment the twins loudly awakened for their 1am feeding.