Kim Kardashian has sparked concerns over the dangerous way she sleeps her newborn baby boy.
Kim, 37, shared the first photo of her new baby, Psalm West, snuggled up in his crib.
But while most people were losing their minds over the name ‘Psalm,’ some eagle-eyed parents and doctors were more concerned with the newborn’s dangerous sleeping arrangements.
In the photo baby Psalm is wearing a knit hat and wrapped up in a white blanket sleeping on top of a cot insert placed on top of the mattress.
‘Rather concerned about the name. Rather more concerned about the mattressy pillow thing baby is sleeping on and the blankets covering the baby,’ wrote one, adding the hashtag #sids.
‘I can’t help it: all I can see are SIDS risks, it’s my job. Cot bumpers restricting air flow, loose covers and things under his head.’
‘Please please please go pay an overpriced “sleep consultant” to get all that unnecessary padding, bumpers, and blankets out of your child’s crib so they are not at risk for SIDS. I’ve tried and failed to resuscitate too many children that have died this way. Signed, An ER doctor,’ wrote Dr. Steve Carroll.
‘Congrats on your adorable baby,’ Dr. Jen Trachtenberg, a pediatrician, added. ‘As a pediatrician I just want parents to know the best way to reduce the risk of SIDS is to sleep on back, use firm crib mattress — no added blankets, pillows, bumpers, soft bedding, sleep positioners, plush toys.
‘As a huge social media influencer, @KimKardashian so many people follow you and it can be confusing when seeing these adorable baby images and then may think it’s safe to do for their own baby,’ she added.
Dr. Ashely Alker wrote, ‘Congratulations on you baby!’ Please help promote safe sleeping for others and to keep your baby safe. Avoid SIDS.’
We have previously shared one mums warning to all parents, to be aware of the dangers of baby cot inserts, following her baby girls death. Read her tragic story here.
A safe sleeping environment means that all potential dangers have been removed and the baby is sleeping in a safe place. The ideal place for a baby to sleep is in a safe cot, on a safe mattress, with safe bedding in a safe sleeping place, both night and day.
Unsafe settings for baby’s sleep-time include leaving baby unattended on an adult bed or bunk bed, placing baby on a waterbed, beanbag, couch, pillow or cushion, or with a sleeping adult or child on a couch, sofa or chair.
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