Are you up to date on child safety info?
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|Mon, 10-22-2012 - 11:40am|
Are you up to date on current child safety info concerning things like car seat use and sleep positions? Many grandparents aren't according to this Health Day news article. "In this study, 49 grandparent caregivers completed a 15-question survey designed to assess their knowledge of child care safety guidelines.When asked about the best sleep position for a baby, 33 percent of the participants said on the stomach, 23 percent said on the side and about 44 percent said on the back. When sleeping, infants should be placed on their backs to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).Another question addressed correct car seat positioning, and 24.5 percent of the participants said that a 9-month-old, 22-pound child should be facing forward. The AAP recommends, however, that children remain in rear-facing car seats until age 2 years." MORE