Studies: Swaddling Babies Increases Risk Of SIDS

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A popular way to calm infants and help them sleep can put them at a higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

A review of four studies showed that swaddled babies who are placed on their sides or stomachs are twice as likely to die from SIDS.

The studies also suggest that parents who decide to swaddle their infants pay attention to their position. The risk is less for babies who sleep on their backs.

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