Higher SIDS Risk for Swaddling Babies

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 

A new study published this month in the American Academy of Pediatrics says swaddling could affect a baby’s risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. Swaddling is when babies are wrapped up tightly in a blanket with just the head exposed. According to the study, swaddled babies placed on their sides or stomachs are twice as likely to die from SIDS. Researchers say overheating could be a factor. They also suggest that parents who do swaddle their babies pay attention to their position. The risk is less for babies who sleep on their backs. Rolling to the side or stomach may hinder a child’s breathing.

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