Children Suddenly Die Because The Pillow Is Too Soft

Mothers who are inexperienced in caring can lead to sudden death causes for babies such as being too soft, lying on the neck or cradling.
This makes the child unable to breathe, the heart stops beating. The following advice on the lying position of experts will help you avoid the dangers for children.
Fold neck can easily cause suffocation
According to Dr. Le To Nhu, deputy head of the Neonatology Department, the National Hospital of Pediatrics, the situation of sudden death of children or the cyanosis of the body due to lying and holding properly is not much but it is not uncommon. Most cases are caused by mothers who have no experience in caring for children.
For example, moms who use soft pillows or put their babies on their necks excessively down the airways. At this time, the child will not be able to breathe resulting in a heartbeat and death


Also, when holding the baby is not straight may also happen similar situation.


Children Suddenly Die Because The Pillow Is Too Soft

'Many mothers put babies on their necks, making them unable to breathe, and their faces were pale. When the doctor found out, the first aid was lucky to pass', said Dr. To Nhu.
ThS.BS Truong Ngoc Duong, a pediatric specialist at Military Medical Academy 103, said that when the neck was not lifted, the neck bone and cartilage were still soft, so when the pillow was unreasonable, the baby's neck was bent.
Such folding position will cause blockage of the oropharynx, making the baby more likely to choke. The glottis cap can be compared to a small pin in the throat

When we breathe in the glottis the lid opens to allow air to enter the trachea.


Children Suddenly Die Because The Pillow Is Too Soft

At this point, the glottis will cover the esophagus.
In contrast, when we eat and swallow food, the glottis lid opens the esophagus and covers the trachea so that food does not enter the airway. If the baby's lying position is folded in the neck, hindering the operation of the glottis cap will lead to the child choke, lack of oxygen to breathe.
Safe pillows
ThS.BS Truong Ngoc Duong emphasized, for children to occur the above risks, lying pillows is also one of the causes. Because pillows easily affect the state of lying position of children.
Mothers should pay attention to choosing pillows for children: Do not be too high, too soft to put the baby on the pillow to sink completely down.
Should choose small and long pillows, moderate hardness, place the pillow deep on the back of the neck, close to the neck and shoulders.


Children Suddenly Die Because The Pillow Is Too Soft

This way of placing pillows will give your child the most comfortable position, neck slightly tilted, tilted back after 10-15 degrees.
This position is similar to when we hold the baby in the hand, the neck of the baby is supported on the arm or the indentation in the elbow will help your baby most comfortable and safe.
Also, do not use too many pillows, or soft shields in the baby's bed, because if your baby accidentally touches, screw in the face will risk breathing difficulties.
Putting toys, pillows and blankets on your baby's bed can be a hindrance, making breathing difficult. Therefore, the mother should only put really necessary items in the baby's bed, otherwise let the baby's bed is very airy, less of equipment.
'Can be found difficult to breathe by facial expressions such as pale face, limbs limping ...


Children Suddenly Die Because The Pillow Is Too Soft

At this time, the child should be rescued by many measures such as letting the child lie flat, the airway is straight or slightly raised. Tap on the soles of the feet or rub the back so they can breathe easily. At the same time, it is necessary to use a squeeze device to stimulate the child to breathe again ', Dr. To Nhu instructed..

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