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IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFE SLEEP PRACTICES BY MOTHERS WITH 0 1 YEAR OLD INFANTS
ILKNUR YİLDİZ
Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine - 2021;10(2):56-64
Department of Nursing, Sivas Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Health Sciences, Sivas, Turkey

Aim: The sleep environment of an infant affects the likelihood of sudden infant death syndrome and other sleep related infant deaths. This study was performed to determine the safe sleep practices of mothers with 0–1 year old infants. Methods: This descriptive study included 204 mothers with 0–1 year old infants who visited family health centers between October 30 and December 28, 2018. The data were collected using a questionnaire form and evaluated using the number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and chi squared test. Results: The mean age of the mothers was 28.48 ±5.83 years; 43.1% were primary school graduates and 84.8% were housewives; 53.9% of the infants were girls and 39.2% were 0–3 months old. It was found that 47.5% of the mothers put their infant to sleep in the supine position, 46.1% in the non supine position, 70.1% on a soft bed, and 76.5% by using a pillow. In addition, 41.2% of the mothers stated that they used pacifiers while putting their infant to sleep, 9.8% stated that they slept in the same bed with their infant, and 92.9% stated that they slept in the same room. Conclusion: It was determined that the mothers performed certain risky practices related to the sleep environment, particularly regarding soft beds’ use, sleeping positions, pillow use, and bed sharing. It may be recommended that healthcare professionals play an active role and take responsibility in increasing the level of knowledge and awareness of parents regarding safe sleep.

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