Irresponsible Media Coverage Could Increase Baby’s Risk for SIDS

If you’ve been anywhere near a computer or news app this past week, you have probably seen some frightening information about swaddling babies. A study by researchers from the University of Bristol claims that swaddling is an epidemic and those cute little swaddling blankies are out to eat your baby.

Or so the news coverage would have you believe.

The real story is very different, and by not telling the real story, the news media that we rely on to bring us information is putting infants at risk of dying in their sleep.

Before we go any further, I need to tell you something that could save your child’s life…

Do not place babies on their side or stomach to sleep. Young infants need to sleep on their backs.

If you don’t read any further or remember anything else from this article, remember this: Do not place babies on their side or stomach to sleep. Young infants need to sleep on their backs.

Should I repeat that? I’m going to, don’t worry. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what’s with those baby-eating swaddling blankets? Read more…

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