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my 8 month old granddaughter has just started to sleep face planting down in her cot. She is able to roll from back to tummy but has only rolled from tummy to back a few times....her development is a little delayed due to a difficult birth, she swolled the meconium at birth and had to be resuscitated. A nurse has told my daughter she should be fine, she got herself there...My daughter and husband are constantly waking to change her position.... All i have suggested is to increase her tummy time to strengthen her neck. any other advise.
I operate a small early childhood service. We have no children under the age of 2. On average we have 3-5 children a day who have a sleep. Our centre is an old converted single story residential house. Our sleep room is dark during the day as we pull down the blinds but not pitch black. It is somewhat open and easily viewable from the outside but if an educator is out of that room, the line of sight is often compromised. Currently we assign one educator to monitor the 3-5 sleeping children. They perform a visual check every 10 minutes and then spend the remaining time outside of the room performing other tasks, but always remaining indoors. As the building is small and open plan, they are always able to hear the sleeping children. With the recent changes to how the department of education view sleep and rest within early childhood services, we are now second guessing ourselves on our own procedures. In our situation, are we now expected to have an educator sit in the sleep room at all times when children are sleeping ?
I work in an early learning service. Advice sourced last year regarding toys in cots was that "Some babies over seven months of age may appreciate a small object such as a soft toy to provide comfort and connection (transitional object) during times of separation from their parent." I was wondering if the current advice is for no toys to be in a cot with a sleeping child under 2 years of age?
Hi, We will be welcoming a small 3-month-old baby to our childcare center soon. While we know that our cots meet Australian safety standards, the educators have expressed concern about placing the baby in them due to their smaller size. Can you provide recommendations or articles that I can share to reassure the educators bout the safety of the baby in our facility?
Hi, Early Childhood Education and Care and I'm interested in receiving guidance regarding the utilisation of Stowaway cots, which are foldable wooden cots compliant with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 2195. Our intention is to use these cots as an alternative to portable cots. Due to limited spacing within our cot rooms If children aged 12 months and older require a sleeping and resting space, we plan to utilise the Stowaway cots as needed, before eventually transitioning them to stretcher beds.