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AAP says parents should share a room with baby to reduce SIDS risk

AAP says parents should share a room with baby to reduce SIDS risk

Think your infant should sleep in her own room? You may want to think instead about making him/her your new roommate to reduce the risk of SIDS. According to a new report released by the American Academy

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This cozy infant hammock aims to reduce environmental factors that can lead to SIDS

This cozy infant hammock aims to reduce environmental factors that can lead to SIDS

A new infant bed aims to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and simulate the comfort and safety babies grew accustomed to during pregnancy. The Crescent Womb bed is essentially a

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Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

See you later, swaddling? After analyzing the data from four previous studies, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that babies who were swaddled were up to 50%-60% more likely to die

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Designers band together to fight SIDS in “Elephants Never Forget” exhibition

Designers band together to fight SIDS in "Elephants Never Forget" exhibition

A herd of customized Eames elephants are heading to London for designjunction2015 to raise awareness for Teddy’s Wish charity in a whimsical exhibition called “Elephants Never Forget.” Donated by

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A Seattle doctor believes he has discovered what causes SIDS

A Seattle doctor believes he has discovered what causes SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a mysterious and cruel killer, taking otherwise healthy babies and toddlers in their sleep. For years, nobody has been able to point to the cause of the tragedy, but

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High Tech, ‘Intelligent’ Baby Clothing May Help Parents Detect SIDS Warning Signs

High Tech, 'Intelligent' Baby Clothing May Help Parents Detect SIDS Warning Signs

Baby clothing that could help parents keep an eye on infant vital signs may soon be on the market. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin have developed

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Most SIDS Deaths Involve Multiple Risk Factors According to New Research

Most SIDS Deaths Involve Multiple Risk Factors According to New Research

The Back to Sleep (BTS) campaign, which kicked off in 1994, was wildly successful for the first ten years, reducing SIDS deaths by 50%. Then, rates of decline slowed and SIDS deaths have remained stable

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Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of SIDS

Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of SIDS

Breastfeeding clearly has many benefits for both mother and child – no one will argue against that – especially not during World Breastfeeding Week. Breast milk contains all the nutrients your

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Co-sleeping is Safer Than Cribs Says SIDS Researcher James McKenna

Co-sleeping is Safer Than Cribs Says SIDS Researcher James McKenna

Co-sleeping may be a controversial topic among the general population, but according to a recent Inhabitots co-sleeping poll, the vast majority of our readers feel that co-sleeping is safe and healthy.

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SIDS Surges by 33 Percent on New Year’s Day, Alcohol May Be to Blame

SIDS Surges by 33 Percent on New Year's Day, Alcohol May Be to Blame

A new large scale study found that the number of babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) spikes on New Year’s Day, surging by 33 percent. And alcohol consumption by caretakers on New

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Too Much Warm Clothing and Too Many Blankets Increase SIDS Risk

Too Much Warm Clothing and Too Many Blankets Increase SIDS Risk

Every year in the United States, more than 2,300 otherwise healthy babies die suddenly and unexpectedly from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Although the number of SIDS deaths in the US has fallen by

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Dr. Harvey Karp & Yves Béhar unveil SNOO: the first-ever smart/responsive crib that soothes fussy newborns

Dr. Harvey Karp & Yves Béhar unveil SNOO: the first-ever smart/responsive crib that soothes fussy newborns

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Smoking while pregnant alters baby’s DNA

Smoking while pregnant alters baby's DNA

Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with SIDS, miscarriage, low birth weight, and reduced lung function, 12% of pregnant women in the United States smoke. Perhaps the

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Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

We have established time and again that breastfeeding is extremely beneficial to both mother and child. A new report published in the medical journal The Lancet reviewed more than 1,300 studies that

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Top 25 Inhabitots Stories of 2015

Top 25 Inhabitots Stories of 2015

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Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Even though research shows time and time again that breast milk is the healthiest meal choice for babies, people all over the world still discriminate against breastfeeding moms. In fact, recent research

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Study Finds Over Half of Babies are Still Being Put to Bed with Blankets and Other Suffocation Hazards

Study Finds Over Half of Babies are Still Being Put to Bed with Blankets and Other Suffocation Hazards

In 1993, an astonishing 7 out of 8 parents used blankets or soft bedding for their babies when putting them to sleep. With sleep safety campaigns such as the “Back to Sleep” campaign (in which

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MIT Researchers are Trying to Develop a Breast Pump That Doesn’t Suck

MIT Researchers are Trying to Develop a Breast Pump That Doesn't Suck

On Sept 20th-21st, 2014, 150 parents, engineers, designers and healthcare providers will gather at the MIT Media Lab for the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon. Other than finding a perfect, less

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