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Infant sleep positioners cause death, health officials say
Bolsters used to keep sleeping babies on their backs pose a suffocation hazard, health officials ... But the 'sleep positioners'—which typically feature bolsters attached to each side of a thin mat and sometimes a wedge to elevate the baby's head ...
Safety first: reducing the risks of sleeping with your baby
State and national government health authorities urgently need to redraft their policies to enable open discussion of safe sleep and provide options for mothers who intend to bed share. In the meantime, if you share a bed with your baby or are considering ...
Safe to Sleep has infants in focus
The Safe ... of a baby younger than 1 year old. These occurrences do not have known causes, even following complete investigations. The Safe to Sleep campaign is an initiative of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health ...
Don’t use infant sleep positioners, FDA warns
“Always put your baby on his or her back to sleep. An easy way to remember this is to follow the ABC’s of safe sleep—Alone on the Back in a bare Crib.” Infant sleep positioner manufacturers have also been told to stop marketing their products using ...
Thoughtful Parenting: Safe sleep for babies
Check with the baby’s health care provider and parent education resources about product safety. Room sharing: Keeping the baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep is a protective factor. If you bring your baby to bed to breast feed ...
Safe sleep for infants focus of local child safety group
GAYLORD — Infants die every year from sleeping in unsafe environments. Painful as it is for the parents who endure the tragedies, the deaths are made that much more tragic by the fact they are 100 percent preventable. Members of the Otsego County Child ...