Sudden infant death syndrome and possible relation to vestibular function.

  • T Farrimond
  • Published 1990 in Perceptual and motor skills


Some infants seem to be born with a degree of respiratory centre immaturity which in combination with other problems such as illness, head colds, exposure to cold, air or smoke, may result in cessation of breathing. Vestibular stimulation by rocking has been shown to be beneficial for premature babies in reducing apnea. There also appear to be other… (More)


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