Where should infants sleep? A comparison of risk for suffocation of infants sleeping in cribs, adult beds, and other sleeping locations.

@article{Scheers2003WhereSI,
  title={Where should infants sleep? A comparison of risk for suffocation of infants sleeping in cribs, adult beds, and other sleeping locations.},
  author={Neeke Scheers and George W. Rutherford and James S. Kemp},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={
          883-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To ascertain whether the number of sudden infant deaths as a result of suffocation in cribs, in adult beds, on sofas or chairs, and on other sleep surfaces was increasing whether attributable to increased reporting, diagnostic shift, or an actual increase in suffocation deaths and to compare the risk of reported accidental suffocation for infants on sleep surfaces designed for infants with the risk on adult beds. METHODS We reviewed all accidental suffocation deaths among infants… CONTINUE READING

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