pdated 10:39 a.m. MT, Mon., Jan. 26, 2009
WASHINGTON - Rates of sudden infant death from suffocation or strangulation have quadrupled in the past 20 years in the United States, most apparently from parents sleeping with their babies, government researchers reported on Monday.
Black male babies are the most affected but it is not clear why, the researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
The trend is clear despite successful campaigns to prevent sudden infant death syndrome by putting babies to sleep on their backs instead of their tummies, the CDC reported in the journal Pediatrics.
what are your thoughts??
its amazing any child ever even reaches their teen years with all these dangers in the world. I'm for warning parents about the possible issues with sharing a bed - but not for talking them out of bed sharing should that be something the family wants to do. Also there are many good side palets that can be used to have baby sleep right next to but not on the same matress as the parents. There are many options available and many children who have grown up with sharing a bed with the parents at some point. So whether it is an occasional sleep over or a more permanent routine - support and information is needed. Not condemning parents for a practice that has been in place since women have been birthing children.
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Answer by angeladh82 at 11:32 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
I co-slept with 2 of mine and all of mine have been belly sleepers. They hated sleeping on their backs because they would startle and I was always afraid of them aspirating on their spit up..And more kids who sleep on their backs have flat heads and require a special helmet.
ok that part is so untrue, because all of my kids slept on there back and none of them have flat heads and they never wore a special helmet.
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