Monthly Archives: August 2016

AAP’s Parent’s Guide to Safe Sleep.

About one in five sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths occur while an infant is in the care of someone other than a parent. Many of these deaths occur when babies who are used to sleeping on their backs at home are then placed to sleep on their tummies by another caregiver. We call this […]

Increased incidence of infant death secondary to improper sleep conditions!

As a pediatrician, I have seen many and heard (from colleagues) of deaths of infants from poor sleeping environments. And, these deaths are not all occurring in poorly educated, low socioeconomic background families. A lot of these deaths are occurring in families that are from highly educated, well-informed individuals conscientiously making a decision to co-sleep with their babies and […]