The snapshot, which has since been removed from Instagram, showed the newest addition to theKardashian-West clan sleeping in a crib with padded bumpers, blankets and other loose items, which experts deem wildly unsafe.
“This is how NOT to put your baby down to sleep,” one commenter wrote. “The snuggle pod should not be used in a cot and at night time. The baby should not be over-wrapped … There should be NO cot bumpers!!!”
Another shared: “Congratulations!! However PLEASE consider removing all that bedding and soft base from the crib. A baby should sleep on a firm, flat surface.”
Experts agree. There is just too much in the crib and this is especially dangerous for a newborn.
“Younger babies up to 4 months of age are at the highest risk for sleep-related deaths,” Dr. Lana Gagin, a pediatrician at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, told TODAY Parents. “(But) we recommend strict safe sleep practices up until 12 months of age."
While there are numerousproductsthat promise safe and comfortable sleeping for babies, Gagin said that the American Academy of Pediatrics actually advises against using them and recommends placing little to nothing in the crib.
“Place your baby on his or her back on a firm sleep surface, such as a crib or bassinet, with a tight fitting mattress with a tight fitting sheet,” she said. “The crib should be essentially bare.”
This means stuffed animals and blankets have no place in a crib.
“Parents need to avoid using any soft objects in the bed, and this includes crib bumpers, blankets, pillows, soft toys (and baby positioners),” Gagin said.