Edit ModuleShow Tags

Government Safety Agencies Tell Parents to Stop Using Infant Sleep Positioners

The federal Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a warning to parents of newborns and infants who use a foam and cloth sleep positioner to keep their babies on their back in a crib while sleeping.

The commission last week warned parents to stop using the positioners, attributing 12 deaths over 13 years to the popular sleep safety item. The positioners may trap an infant between cribside and positioner and cause suffocation. Most of the infant deaths occurred after a baby rolled from a side to stomach position, the two agencies said in a statement.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long urged parents not to use positioners.

The FDA has asked 18 manufacturers to stop making and selling positioners. If makers have information that the benefits of the positioners outweigh the risks, Sharfstein said, the FDA would like to see it.

Read full article

Get Seattle's Child iOS App

Looking to switch up your weekend plans? Try our app and customize to fit your family. 
Apple logo


Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Content

Your child is allergic to dogs or cats: Can you have one anyway?

Local experts say that there are many workarounds available to the determined allergic pet owner.

How to Ask about Guns Before a Playdate — Even When We Don’t Want To

Learn to ask about gun storage just as if it were checking in regarding booster seats or allergies before a playdate at someone else's home.

10 tips for keeping your kids safe in the Seattle snow

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Family Events Calendar

Subscribe to our weekly newsletters

* indicates required
Send Me:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags