Many infants are sleeping in unsafe positions and locations, especially if they are moved in the middle of the night, according to a new study. Researchers found parents are shirking safe sleep practices for babies even when being video recorded.
“Although safe sleep messages have been emphasized for years, our data suggest that parents are not strictly adhering to the guidance on safe sleep environments,” authors said in the study “Nocturnal Video Assessment of Infant Sleep Environments” (Batra EK, et al. Pediatrics. Aug. 15, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1533).