Video: Safe-sleeping tips for babies; avoiding cellphone addiction

SAFE REPORTER: ERIKA EDWARDS, WBAL-TV 11 NEWS

JENNIFER: DR ASHANTI WOODS IS JOINING US WITH MORE INFORMATION WHEN MY DAUGHTER, 14 YEARS AGO, WAS BORN, IT WAS ON THE BACK SHE SLEPT BETTER ON HER STOMACH >> YOU MAKE A VERY INTERESTING OBSERVATION

WE NEED TO LET PARENTS KNOW BABIES WILL SLEEP BETTER ON THEIR STOMACHS BABIES WILL SLEEP BETTER AND LONGER IN THE BED WITH THE PARENTS, BUT THAT IS THE WRONG THING TO DO WE ARE INCREASING THE RISK FOR SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME THIS IS WHERE PARENTS WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, BABY DOESN'T WAKE UP JENNIFER: PATIENTS ARE FREAKED OUT ENOUGH WHEN THEY BRING THEIR NEWBORN HOME

GO THROUGH RECOMMENDATIONS TO GET YOUR BABY TO SLEEP PROPERLY >> THE TAKE-HOME MESSAGE, A, B, C AND D A MEANS ALONE B MEANS ON THE BACK C MEANS IN THE CRIB

D MEANS DO NOT SMOKE OR DRINK ALLOW THE CHILD TO BE IN THE ROOM ROOM SHARING IS OKAY BED SHARING, NOT OKAY >> YOU CAN HAVE THE BASSINET NEAR THE BED

>> PROX MATT SLEEP, OKAY BABY IN THE BED, NOT OKAY JENNIFER: WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE THE BABY INTO THEIR OWN ROOM PARENTS HAVE A FIREMEN'S RESPONSE YOU HEAR A CRY AND WAKE UP

YOU COULD BE WAKING EACH OTHER UP >> THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL APPROACH THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS RECOMMENDS ONE YEAR THAT'S A BIT LONG SIX MONTHS IS WHEN WE ENCOURAGE IT

WHEN YOUR CHILD IS GETTING GOOD, QUALITY SLEEP, MIGHT BE A GREAT TIME TO TRANSITION THEM TO THEIR ROOM JENNIFER: JUST LIKE IN REAL LIFE WHEN BABIES GROW FROM INFANTS TO TEENAGERS, WE GO FROM WORRYING ABOUT KIDS TO CELL PHONE ADDICTION IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN FAST WHEN YOU GIVE PARENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHEN KIDS SHOULD BE ON THEIR IPHONES, WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS? >> WE USED TO SAY NO MORE THAN TWO HOURS OF SCREEN TIME SCREEN INCLUDES THE TV, TABLET OR PHONE

USED TO SAY NO MORE THAN TWO HOURS RIGHT NOW, IT'S FOUR HOURS SAME THING NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL PARENTS GET INVOLVED

IF THERE'S ONE MESSAGE I CAN MAKE TO FAMILY, IT'S TO GET INVOLVED, BE NOSEY AND THE NEW WORD IS IRKY LOOK AT WHAT WEBSITES, ARE YOU BULLYING, ARE YOUR FRIENDS BULLYING JENNIFER: DO YOU BELIEVE THAT CELL PHONES ARE ADDICTIVE? >> THEY ARE ADDICTIVE I WANT TO LET PARENTS KNOW THAT THEY HAVE DEVELOPERS WHOSE JOB IT IS TO MAKE THIS DEVICE ADDICTIVE, MAKE YOU CLICK

IF YOU SEARCH ONE THING, THE NEXT APP YOU'RE IN IS GIVING YOU THE SUGGESTION GO TO THIS WEBSITE FOR THAT ITEM YOU LOOKED AT TWO WEBSITES AGO THEY'RE DESIGNED TO BE ADDICTIVE >> YOU CAN TEL 'T TELL YOUR KID TO GET OFF THE PHONE IF YOU'RE ON YOUR PHONE TOO >> BE A MODEL

THERE SHOULD BE MEDIA FREE ZONES

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