Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age. Diagnosis requires that the death remains unexplained even after a thorough autopsy and detailed death scene investigation. SIDS usually occurs during sleep.
At this week's American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, CA, the organization present a new policy statement with updated guidelines to make an infant's sleep environment safer. "We know that parents may be overwhelmed with a new baby in the home, and we want to provide them with [...]
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 [...]
Swaddling, the art of snugly wrapping an infant in a garment for warmth and security, is a go-to for sleep-deprived parents the world over. Baby expert upon sleep guru upon wise grandma will recommend it. It's the first of the storied "5 S's" in the "Happiest Baby" method, parenting guru Harvey Karp's technique for [...]