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Parents' Alcohol Consumption Could Contribute to Infant Deaths, Study Says

Too much partying on New Year's could put your baby's life at risk. Credit: Getty Images You may just want to rethink your New Year's plans if you have a baby in the house. Thirty-three percent more babies die of sudden...You may just want to rethink your New Year's plans if you have a baby in the house.

Warning: Stop Using Infant Sleep Positioners Immediately or Risk Suffocation Deaths

Parents are warned to stop using infant sleep positioners immediately. Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer alert today to...
Two federal safety organizations issued a consumer alert today to warn parents to stop using infant sleep positioners, citing reports of 12 infants -- ages 1 month to 4 months -- who suffocated to death after being placed in the devices.

SIDS risk lowered by fans

The number one recommendation for avoiding sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS is to have babies sleep on their backs. In addition, get a firm mattress and avoid soft bedding. According to new research coming from doctors at Kaiser Permanente in...

Can hearing test predict SIDS?

Researchers say they may have found a key to predicting sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS - the sudden death of an infant that cannot be otherwise be explained - is the leading cause of death of babies aged 1-12 months in the United States. ...

UK: Large rise in infant sofa deaths

From the BBC:  There has been a dramatic increase in the number of infants dying after falling asleep on the sofa with a parents, according to research by a team at Bristol's Royal Children's Hospital.  The researches stated that parents...

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