Create a Mother who has baby fears of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or cot death syndrome make parents hesitate to euthanize her little baby in a prone position. Actually, SIDS will not occur if the baby's condition is always monitored. So, do not be afraid to face down the baby even if he was not yet a month.
With frequent face down, babies learn to develop strength neck, back, and upper muscles more. Approximately at the age of 4 months, most babies have been able to support the head and neck forward facing.
If you've mastered those skills well, not too long from this body lifted up, he began to turn around, shift and was finally able to overthrow the body of the prone position, supine, then prone again and so on.
Importance stomach exercise has been proven by several studies. For example, by Wichita Clinic in Newton, United States, which was then published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
Research shows that babies who sleep on their backs much more less likely to be rolled over 4 months of age than infants usually put to sleep on his stomach.
The same is recognized oelh Glenn Doman (brain therapist). According to him, to make it easier to move the baby, then the baby should be placed on the floor, of course, is clean and safe, with the prone position so that he could spend as much time moving the arms and legs to move forward.
Instead, Doman said the baby on his back like a turtle upside down. She has difficulty using the neck and limbs to support the body learn and move forward.
Besides good for the development of motor sensor (senses and motor skills), stomach also makes babies sleep so much more soundly. Moro reflex (a reflex in the newborn that looks like a startled movement) often makes the baby awake and crying.
Startle reflex effects of uncontrolled it can be reduced to sleeping on his stomach. The reason, the chest and the baby's contact with the surface of the bed, causing a sense of security. Another benefit, sleeping on his stomach to prevent sprawl head.
Furthermore, infants who have been able to stomach alone will more easily achieve gross motor skills are more complex, ie rolling, crawling, standing, to walking.
Babies should be given the opportunity to stomach about 30 minutes a day. Divide a number of occasions. Even if the baby is uncomfortable with the prone position, help him to change his position to supine.
Only, for premature infants, prone sleeping position is not recommended because of the function of immature organs. Of course, only a small baby face down should always be in control.