A recent NPR article discussed swaddling and the risk of SIDS. People have been swaddling their babies for quite some time now, and also worrying about their babies dying in their sleep. Today, about 3,500 sleep-related infant deaths occur each year, including 1,500 from sudden infant death syndrome. It’s only in recent years that researchers have explored whether the two are connected: Could the age-old practice of swaddling increase the risk of SIDS?
A study in the journal Pediatrics would suggest as much, but the research didn’t actually find increased risk when parents follow other safe sleep guidelines.
Read the full article HERE.
Worth the quick read.