Standard crib bedding now found to be hazardous to infants- Soft bedding may be responsible for as many as one-third of baby deaths mistakenly attributed to SIDS

Standard crib bedding now found to be hazardous to infants-Soft bedding may be responsible for up to one third of deaths mistakenly attributed to SIDS baby

San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) September 5, 2003

Despite the exhaustive efforts of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics and various SIDS organizations to warn the public this danger, soft bedding is still regularly used in cribs. According to the CPSC, parents across the country continue to unwittingly endanger their child? S security, causing approximately 900 deaths of infants per year by failing to recognize the potential hazards associated with loose blankets, bumper pads, padded crib comforters and other soft bedding.

The risk is unnecessary and the solution is practically ancient in Europe? and now leased by the U.S. pediatricians and health experts. A website based in California,, solves the problem by soft bedding with infants and young children? Sacks sleep? as a safe alternative to traditional blankets. sleeping bags have been widely used in Europe for the past thirty years.

Â? It’s really hard one? States Christine Dearden, a pediatric nurse, as she zips her son Ethan 10 months in his sleeping bag. Â? It is covered, it is not going to get his legs trapped in the crib, and HEA? Smother. wrong? Ulrike Nienhaus, media chair for San Diego? S Birth Resource Network and a professional childbirth educator, agrees. Â? AI? M German, and have always used sleeping bags. AI? M glad they are finally catching on in America.Â?

Â? Sleep sacks are wearable blankets that can not be launched or cover Babya? face, Â? States Christina Alborn, owner of Earthwalker Design LLC, which operates Â? They are not a garment, but are worn over pajamas. They keep a baby warm like a blanket, in the absence wonâ? T Babya cover? Face or entangle around the neck like soft, loose bedding can.?

Soft bedding, rebreathing and the SIDS factor:

Soft bedding has been linked to a condition called? rebreathing.Â? Rebreathing can occur when bedding molds around or covers Babya? The face of their sleep, creating a pocket of stale air expired. Babies rebreathing the air, which is finally reduced to carbon dioxide. Vista, Ca, based pediatrician Dr. Douglas Stein states, â? It has been established that rebreathing is a risk factor for SIDS. Laying infants to sleep on their backs has reduced the incidence of SIDS, but babies still roll and change positions. All bedding is sweet to be discouraged and should be removed from the crib.Â?
While rebreathing is a

promising theory, the true cause of SIDS is still unknown. Â? My goal is not to be alarmist or to give parents a false sense of security, Â? Alborn said. Â? I firmly believe in reducing the risk factors until we have more information.Â? Dr. Stein echoes the sentiment by stating, â? Sleeping bags are a selection of common sense to keep a child comfortable and safe while sleeping.Â?

Added convenience for moms and dads:

sleeping bags can also offer better sleep for baby and caregiver. Because babies actually wear their blanket, they can sleep while remaining relentlessly covered and warm. A consistent body temperature may help lull a baby to plus one, more restful sleep. Â? Thata? Its great bonus for a sleep-deprived parent, Â? Alborn says with a smile. Â? Safety is always the key, but getting a few extra minutes of sleep is priceless for an exhausted mother or father.Â?

baby in a bag is a product of Earthwalker Design LLC, a family owned and operated in San Marcos, California. For more information on sleeping bags or crib safety, visit or call Earthwalker Design LLC at (760) 798-2648.



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