New SIDS Guidelines

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New SIDS Guidelines
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 2:44pm

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines to protect infants from SIDS:

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 7:50pm

I was surprised about the pacifier tip. I had no idea it could help.

On the other hand, I was kind of upset about the co-sleeping one... They always say NO co-sleeping without talking about the reasons... NOt to mention that some studies eve suggest co-sleeping helps prevent SIDS...

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 9:39pm
I also was surprised about the pacifier but david never took one. However now i am glad as i have several friends that are having issues getting rid of it. I did let david sleep in a car seat in the beginning but it was the only place he would sleep. he wanted to be elevated. We also used a bouncy seat. Nxt time we are getting a swing. David always slept in a crib or bed never in our bed even when i was breastfeeding. I always was afraid something would happen. He is only allowed in our bed now after we get up on weekends. I do not want to make a habit.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 10:52pm

I'd read the thing about pacifiers before, which is what I tell myself to make myself feel better for giving them to the girls - I had initially not wanted to use pacifiers, but they gave them to the babies in the nicu and by the time we got them home the girls were used to them. D'oh.

I was surprised they spelled out to NOT use home monitors marketed to reduce SIDS. I wonder why... don't want people to have a false sense of security I guess.

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Thu, 10-20-2011 - 1:33am
I've heard of those.. And I think its silly they put the vaccines one on there when it really isn't SIDS related, but a plug for that. Although a sick baby is more inclined to be at risk. However with all that said SIDS deaths are down but the other bed issues are up. When in the past most were lumped together so my guess it really isn't down just more defined. And the part about the tummy time so no flat head isn't a SIDS thing either. Silly list.

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 6:28am
You are right, I thought so too. I mean, it's just probably that the cases are better diagnosed now. I wondered too about the vaccines...

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