January 9, 2017

Research finds infant sleep pods are safe

New research has found babies are safe to sleep in a Maori flax-woven bassinet that was behind a Government policy U-turn last year. Babies sleeping in the wahakura, or its $100 plastic sister the pepi-pod, are “relatively safe when compared with bassinets”, a joint study between the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic has found. […]

December 7, 2016

Crib Marketing Displays Often Depict Unsafe Sleep Environments for Infants

Many national magazine advertisements and manufacturers of infant cribs continue to depict an unsafe sleep environment, despite longtime guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to protect against SIDS and other sleep-related deaths, a study shows. The study, “Safe Sleep Guideline Adherence in Nationwide Marketing of Infant Cribs and Products,” to be published […]

October 24, 2016

Updated guidelines on infant sleep highlight danger of parents’ tiredness

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its advice on how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths in a policy statement released Monday. The guidelines reaffirm many of the recommendations from the AAP’s previous policy, published in 2011. Parents should place babies to sleep on their backs and on a firm […]