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Study: Parents still using unsafe sleep practices with babies

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A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found parents are still putting their babies in unsafe sleeping environments.

The study is based on video-recordings of infants at ages 1, 3 and 6 months within their home.

After watching the videos, researchers found a vast majority of parents were continuing to use unsafe sleep practices despite being recorded.

Among the 167 infants in the study, those who were moved in the middle of the night were even more likely to be placed in a hazardous sleep environment.

The AAP recommends all babies be placed on their backs for sleep. There should be no loose blankets, stuffed animals, pillows, bumper pads or sleep positioners.

Education about sleep practices began back in 1992. The results of the study suggest the need for more education efforts.

Click here to read more on the study. 

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