Answering questions about safe sleep for babies and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

I had the opportunity recently to talk on our Facebook page about safe sleep for babies and answer questions from parents about a wide range of topics, including the ABC’s of safe sleep, crib bumpers and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). I encourage you to watch the video above to see this engaging conversation.

This was a great opportunity to get to answer in more detail some of the most common questions we get from parents. Is there a correlation between SIDS and unsafe sleep? Can a bassinet or Pack 'n Play be just as safe as a crib? What are the risks associated with unsafe sleep environments for babies? Why is it not safe to cosleep or share a bed with a baby?

I really enjoyed getting to speak to these topics, as I believe providing a safe sleeping space for your baby is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. As a parent myself, I know it can be a struggle, so I’m happy to be able to provide some information that can help your whole family get through the night.

Jason A Jarzembowski, MD, PhD– Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, medical director of perinatal pathology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children.

Learn more about Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD.


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