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Doctors: Put Babies On Back To Reduce Crib Threat

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(Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is warning parents and caregivers to stop using infant sleep positioners. Those are soft fabric products that anxious parents put in the crib to keep babies
safely sleeping on their backs.

Pediatrician Gives Parents Advice On Crib Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration say they know of 12
infants in the last 13 years who died when they suffocated in a positioner or became trapped and suffocated between the positioner and the side of a crib.

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