While SIDS campaigns, like the “Back to Sleep” campaign have reduced the number of sudden infant deaths over the last four years, a recent study shows that there is still a need for continued education.
Where to put your baby down to sleep is a long-time controversy for experts and parents. Some say cribs are the only safe place for a baby to sleep, while others say sleeping next to parents is the best. One child expert is bucking the common advice given by joining the cosleeping bandwagon.
September is Baby Safety Month and many experts are focusing on safe sleeping habits for babies. Though co-sleeping is recommended against, many families prefer to sleep in a family bed at night. As with any other sleeping choice, safety should be the first concern for co-sleeping families.