Summary Of Thermoregulation

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The ideal safe sleep environment for an infant is in a crib, with a tight fitting sheet and a firm mattress. The infant should always be placed alone, on their back in the crib, every time they are put down for sleep, including naps. It is recommended that infants sleep in the same room as their parent but never in the same bed. When dressing the infant be sure not to layer too much that overheating will occur, thermoregulation is very important. No devices created to monitor the infant’s cardiorespiratory status and position should be used due to the fact that the safety of these devices has not yet been established and there is no concrete evidence at this time to prove that the devices reduce the risk of SIDS (Davidson et al., 2016). Risks

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