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Study Finds Alarming Number Of Babies Sleeping In Unsafe Environments

sleeping-babyA recent study of babies sleeping in their home environments, based on video footage, shows that a lot of parents are poorly informed about what the safest ways for babies to sleep is.

“According to the report, researchers filmed infants at home for one night at the ages of 1 month, 3 months and 6 months old. They then analyzed the video footage based on the AAP guidelines for sleep safety.”

“Most parents, even when aware of being recorded, placed the infants in environments with established risk factors for sleep-related infant deaths, including positioning the children on their sides or stomachs; soft sleep surface; loose bedding; or bed-sharing,” states an AAP press release about the study.”

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