Current recommendations in the U.S. for preventing SIDS; a link

Newborns and younger babies may be at more risk of SIDS when placed to sleep in side positions or on the stomach. The Back to Sleep educational campaign was associated with reducing rate of SIDS deaths by half. Risk of flat head or other misshaping problems increases in babies who are still swaddled, or wrapped tightly, for sleeping when older, at later ages of 6 months and up. This article also includes an overview of current recommendations for helping prevent deaths due to SIDS. Read more: [http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/10/health/swaddling-sids-study/index.html?sr=twCNN051416swaddling-sids-study0101PMVODtopPhoto&linkId=24502440]

*This post is a follow-up to a recent post on Antimony, SIDS, Autism and Mattress Covers: [http://transcendingsquare.com/2016/05/12/antimony-sids-autism-and-mattress-covers/]

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