How unsafe bedding increases SIDS risk, Study
How unsafe bedding increases SIDS risk, Study

How unsafe bedding increases SIDS risk, Study

A nice soft surface may seem like the best place for your baby to sleep. Yet did you know that this could increase the risk of suffocation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“There is an association of higher risk of SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome when there’s loose bedding in the crib,” said Dr. Katharine Chang, a pediatrician at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. “It covers up the nose and mouth of the baby and they can’t breathe properly and that becomes a suffocation risk.”

Accidental suffocation in bed is the number one cause of deaths in infants and the CDC estimates 55 percent of babies are currently sleeping in cribs with these unsafe conditions.

Dr. Chang says babies should only sleep on a tight sheet without “quilts, crib bumpers, stuffed animals, pillows, or heavy blankets.”

Parents should also always put their baby to sleep on their back, never their stomach or side.

[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”pyMkV0fnIz0”]


  • About News

    Web articles – via partners/network co-ordinators. This website and its contents are the exclusive property of ANGA Media Corporation . We appreciate your feedback and respond to every request. Please fill in the form or send us email to: [email protected]

    Check Also

    Brian Laundrie news: 'We're not wasting our time,' police commander says

    Brian Laundrie news: ‘We’re not wasting our time,’ police commander says

    VENICE, Fla. – Six days into the search for Brian Laundrie, police in North Port …

    Leave a Reply