AAP New Safe Sleep Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its safe sleep recommendations to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related deaths. What has not changed is that all infants should be placed on their back to sleep on a firm sleeping surface up till his or her first birthday. What is new is that infants should sleep in their own bed in their parents’ room until 6 months of age. Infants should sleep in a bassinet, crib or co-sleeper but should not share his or her parents’ bed. This has been found to reduce the risk of sleep related deaths by as much as 50%. To see the other recommendations please visit http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/10/20/peds.2016-2938

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