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Couple Indicted After Second Baby Dies While Co-Sleeping

When Mark and Vanessa Clark's first baby died at just 39 days old in 2009, no charges were filed and the death was ruled an accident. But the Texas couple has now been indicted for child endangerment, a felony, after their second child also...The first death was ruled an accident, but now the couple is being charged with child endangerment.
Deaths Linked to Crib Bumpers

Deaths Linked to Crib Bumpers Not Always Investigated

Crib bumpers are being investigated as a cause of infant deaths. Credit: Getty Images Although it's a little scary that recalls for infant and child products are so common these days, parents can at least take comfort in knowing...Crib bumpers are being investigated as a cause of infant deaths.

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.

Baby Monitor Review: Angelcare Baby Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe Plus

Remember to turn off the sensor after picking up your baby. Credit: Amazon
The Basics: Two parent units come with rechargeable batteries and AC adapters, two sensor pads and a nursery transmitter. Operates on both 927 MHz and 2.4 GHz...

Solving the SIDS Mystery?

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death for babies ages 1 month to 1 year old. The causes of SIDS are still not fully understood, and while the Back to Sleep campaign has eliminated many deaths, SIDS is still a worry for...

Study: Fewer Parents Putting Babies To Sleep On Their Backs

The nation's "Back to Sleep" campaign hasn't reached all American parents. Credit: Star5112, Flickr.
Since the national "Back to Sleep" campaign began 15 years ago, many parents have learned that placing babies to sleep on their backs can help...

Breathable Crib Bumpers - Are They Safe?

Suffocation while sleeping is a huge risk for infants, but choosing the correct baby bedding can help. Professional organizations, like the American Academy of Pediatrics, have set standards to help reduce the rate of infant deaths caused...

Co-Sleeping Plus Alcohol May Increase Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

A new study indicates that parents who drink and co-sleep with their babies may increase the risk for SIDS. Credit: digimist, Flickr
The risk factors for SIDS are more subtle and varied than once thought, according to a new study, and may...

Sleeping with Baby Dangerous, Study Says

The debate over attachment parenting just got a little more heated, with the release of a study reporting a fourfold increase in infant death from suffocation and strangulation. The study says an increase in the number of parents who share their beds...

Do you put your baby on her back?

When my older daughter was five months old, she started rolling over in her crib at night. Only, instead of rolling over and snuggling in with that cute butt-in-the-air pose that all parents know and love, she'd roll over, then fall back to sleep ......

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...

Finding a safe sleep surface for baby

Sleep is an issue for any new parent. Not only are they not getting any, but where in the world is the baby supposed to sleep? Co-sleeping is either ideal or dangerous, depending on who you talk to. Putting the baby in a crib in their own room just...

CPSC baby crib safety tips

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that between 2002 and 2004, 97 children died in crib-related incidents. Many of those deaths were attributed to suffocation when babies ended up face down in a crib with pillows, quilts and other...

SIDS cause discovered?

I never really bought the whole Back-to-Sleep campaign for infants for a couple of reason a) SIDS still can happen to back sleepers, b) I never heard a definitive reason why it was supposed to make a difference. Better air circulation?Prevents babies...

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