Magazines misinforming parents about SIDS

August 17, 2009 1:32:52 PM PDT
A new study about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) says that many parenting magazines are sending the wrong message to parents about how their newborns should sleep.

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The study concludes that magazines often show babies in unsafe sleeping positions, or holding a blanket or stuffed animal. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their backs, avoid loose bedding, soft sleeping surfaces and bed sharing, all to prevent SIDS.

It is the leading cause of death for children between 1-month-old and 1-year-old.

The new study is published in the journal Pediatrics.

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