Expert details safe sleep environment for infants


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  There are certain myths about what is safe and what is not for infants during sleep, but one expert is helping to get the truth out.

Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Natalie Willes, details some of the facts versus myths when it comes to an infant’s sleep environment.

Willes joined the KRQE This Morning show to discuss what is and isn’t safe. Watch above.

Bumpers are a controversial issue due to the fact that parents worry about their child possibly bumping their head while sleeping, but the risk of the infant suffocating and possibly being that extra step they need to launch themselves out of the crib greatly outweighs the risks of bumping their heads.

Willes also debunks the myth of white noise being dangerous for infants.

The expert shares that while in the womb, noises are as loud as a lawn mower and studies have shown that loud white noise that mimics the volume in the womb actually helps to relax babies, calm heart rates and helps them fall asleep quicker.

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