The FDA is now warning parents about infant sleep positioners.
CSPC & FDA Warning is here.
The sleep positioners are made to keep an infant on their back while sleeping but the FDA fears they may be causing more harm then good. There have been 12 incidences in the last 13 years which doesn’t seem like much compared to SIDS rates but its enough to worry the FDA.
Here are some other ways to prevent SIDS without the use of an infant positioner:
- Always place your baby to sleep on their back
- Sleep in the same room as your newborn for the first 6 months
- Use a firm mattress and keep the crib or bassinet empty of blankets and toys
- Avoid overheating, the room should be around 65 degrees
- Use a breathable bumper
- Use a pacifier. Don’t worry about putting the pacifier back in a baby’s mouth if it falls out.
- Use a fan in the room to circulate the air.
-Contributed by Melissa