The Latest on Safe Sleep

Do you know the latest safe sleep recommendations for your baby?  Crib bumpers look sleepingbabycute in the nursery, but a recent article in the Journal of Pediatrics tells that three times the number of kids died in crib bumper-related deaths between 2006 and 2012 than in the previous years. Many authorities say not to use bumpers at all, since they haven’t been shown to work.    Suffocation was the cause of the deaths, with the face pressed either into the bumper or the infant being wedged between the bumper and other objects, like pillows and even other children.  So keep it safe for your little ones; don’t use any crib bumpers, (remove them even if you are visiting friends or relatives with a crib that has them) and…Give that kid a hug!

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