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Wednesday, July 06, 2022


from American Academy of Pediatrics

Great progress was made in preventing sudden infant deaths during the 1990s, but in recent years the decline in these tragic deaths has stalled. So, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated these simple safe-sleep guidelines for babies. The messages are much the same—that babies should sleep on their backs on flat, level surfaces to reduce chances of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome, known as SIDS. Several new guidelines have been added, including nothing but the baby in the crib. No toys or blankets that may pose a suffocation risk. The crib or bassinet should meet standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Talk to your baby’s doctor for guidance.