AAP Updates a Safe Sleep Environment for Infants (Announcement)

In October 2011, the AAP published an update on what they consider the best sleep environment for infants.  Their recommendations are based on information collected in the US and Europe.  The new recommendations will be the Subject of the Week beginning on October 31st.  We hope that you get a chance to read, listen, and comment on the latest information regarding safe sleep practices for our youngest and smallest children.

 

References:

1. The Changing Concept of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Diagnostic Coding Shifts, Controversies Regarding the Sleeping Environment, and New Variables to Consider in Reducing Risk — Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 116 (5): 1245 — AAP Policy

2. SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment

 

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