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Safe Sleep Is Worth the Effort

Posted by Suzanne Condron, M.D. on Dec 9, 2015 9:25:00 AM

It has been over 20 years since the National Institute of Child Health and Development launched its Back to Sleep campaign to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  That first initiative, started in 1994, saw infant death rates by SIDS drop by over half in 10 years.  Further research, however, showed that in the same time period, many babies died not only while sleeping tummy side-down in their cribs, but also while sleeping in beds and on couches with their parents.

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Topics: crib, SIDS, sleeping baby, crib safety

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