SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents’ bedroom at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death.
The new recommendations say babies should sleep on a separate surface, in a crib or bassinet and never on something soft. The guidelines say babies should sleep in the same room as their parents, preferably until they’re a year old. The AAP says room-sharing lessens the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by as much as 50 percent.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
Other recommendations include always placing a baby on its back to sleep and avoiding use of crib bumpers, blankets, pillows and soft toys.READ MORE: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar
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