American Academy of Pediatrics sets new guidelines for safe sleep – KIRO 7 news in Seattle

The American Academy of Pediatrics is reviewing safe sleep guidelines The American Academy of Pediatrics is updating its pediatric sleep guidelines for the first time since 2016. (non-communicable diseases)

Parents know not to put the baby to sleep on his stomach or stuffed animals or other items in the crib that could be a danger to babies.

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Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is updating children’s sleep guidelines, for the first time since 2016.

The new guidelines come after the AAP reviewed nearly 160 scientific articles published since 2015, according to Good Morning America.

CNN reports that the American Academy of Dentistry is now advising parents not to co-sleep with a child for any reason.

“The evidence is clear that (co-sleeping) significantly increases a child’s risk of injury or death,” said Dr. Rebecca Carlin, according to CNN. “For this reason, the AAP cannot support bed-sharing under any circumstances.”

Carlin is a co-author of the AAP guidelines developed by the group’s task force on sudden infant death syndrome. She is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

The American Academy of Pediatrics said 3,500 infants die each year from sleep-related deaths in the United States.

The group also said that babies should sleep in the same room with their parents, but in a different bed, for at least six months, and that the surface be hard and flat.

The association said it would only be allowed to market cribs, cribs, play yards and bedside sleepers for children to sleep on, and that parents should not use any other items to allow their children to sleep.

The group also suggests not resting with a child on a sofa, an armchair, or a pillow, too.

The American Academy of Pediatrics said that babies should sleep alone, on their back, on a firm mattress that contains only a comfortable, comfortable sheet.

Do not add soft toys, blankets, pillows, soft bedding, sleeping positions, or crib bumpers. They also do not need hats or other head coverings to sleep.

The AAP also stated that it does not use weighted blankets, heavy sleepers and heavy swaddles, Good Morning America reports.

Instead of the blanket, the AAP suggests using a traditional swaddle bag or wearable blanket, CNN reports.

For baby sleep support, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will ban any product marketed for sleep that has a slope of more than 10%. The AAP said many products used to hold babies, such as capsules or lounge chairs, may not be sold as sleep aids but babies will sleep while they are there and have a slope of up to 30% that could allow babies to fall forward while sleeping and being restrained. airway of the child.

Finally, the AAP suggests avoiding devices that claim protection from SIDS as there is no evidence that they work and provide a false sense of security, CNN reports.

To read the full report, visit the AAP website.

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