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6 things parents forget to worry about

Co-sleeping

Babies that co-sleep are five times more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Co-sleeping may be your favorite way to sleep, but it’s actually very dangerous. Sudden infant death syndrome, better known as SIDS, account for almost 2,000 infant deaths each year and a good portion of those deaths are thought to be the result of co-sleeping. Babies that sleep with their parents are reportedly five times more likely to die from SIDS.

Reviewed by Dr. Eva Benmeleh, September 2020

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics News. Don’t txt n drive: Teens not getting msg.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Infant Sleep Position and SIDS.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unintentional Drowning: Get the Facts.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Playground Injuries.
  5. AAA. Distracted Driving.
  6. AAA. Teens Report Texting or Using Phone While Driving Significantly Less Often than Adults.
  7. British Medical Journal. Bed sharing when parents do not smoke.

Comments

  1. One thing I tend to worry too much about is choking. It’s always been something that scares me, especially when my girls were first stating to eat real food.

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