Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released details from their comprehensive research on how best to keep babies safe, with particular attention to sleep practices and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The recommendation that has most people talking is that parents should room share with babies for their first year of life. While this may seem excessive, here’s what you need to know about SIDS and why this recommendation has been suggested:
Parents know that keeping babies safe is of utmost importance, and they want to know they are doing all that they can to prevent any harm. Recommendations such as those presented by the AAP last week can help to significantly reduce the risk of SIDS related deaths happening among families across North America. For more information, visit www.aap.org or www.babysbreathcanada.ca
Be Safe, and Happy Sleeping
Ashley Cooley is a birth, baby and sleep specialist living in Dartmouth, NS with her husband and their three girls.