Safe Sleep

Any parent of a 0-12 month old infant may be concerned about SIDS, but what they should be worried about is suffocation. Suffocation is the leading cause of injury related death in infants, and it can be prevented. Click here to learn more. 

Safe Infant Sleep

April
29,
2019
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
Popular rocking sleepers have been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons.  Last week, Kids2 recalled all of its rocking sleeping models after reports that say five children have died in its sleeper since they were introduced in March
November
03,
2017
| 09:03 PM America/Chicago
As a lactation consultant, I often hear regret from moms when they state that they “only nursed for ...” (insert perceived short time here.) That always bothers me, because any distance that a mom makes in her breastfeeding journey, is a win
August
22,
2017
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
For years, Americans have been told the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their backs, but a new study finds many parents aren’t following that advice. According to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics, just half of
August
15,
2017
| 04:47 AM America/Chicago
Co-sleeping The AAP recommends babies sleep in the same room as the parents, but not in the same bed (room-sharing without bed-sharing). Watch the video below to learn more about the dangers of co-sleeping with real stories from our
July
11,
2017
| 08:14 PM America/Chicago
Tears were dripping down my face after I read this.  This sweet baby died at age 7 months by getting tangled in a blanket in his crib.  Please don't put blankets (or anything other than a paci) in your baby's crib.  With a heavy
June
05,
2017
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
A new study has found that babies sleep longer if they don’t sleep in the same bedroom as their parents. The research, published in the July 2017 of Pediatrics, found “that room-sharing with infants at ages 4 months and 9 months was associated with
March
14,
2017
| 07:51 PM America/Chicago
A more than 20-year study emphasizes the dangers of your baby’s nursery products and the deadly consequences of not providing a safe-sleep environment for your child. The new study, published online and in the April issue of Pediatrics, showed
January
25,
2017
| 06:15 PM America/Chicago
Should you buy a newborn baby respiratory monitor? Will it give you peace of mind? Will it prevent a bad outcome in your child?The answer is probably…no and no.Newborn technology innovation is driven largely by cashing in on the fears of parents.
November
03,
2016
| 09:11 PM America/Chicago
“We try to put her on her tummy to play, but she just cries! It breaks my heart!” I hear this almost daily as a pediatric physical therapist. However, tummy time is more important than ever these days. Our babies today tend to have more time