Subscriptions
  • Join our People's Pharmacy Page on Facebook
  • Follow JoeGraedon on Twitter
  • Follow Us
  • Free email newsletter

Recent Comments

Print This Page

Back to Sleep

  • Currently 4.8/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 4.8/5 (18 votes)
What do you think? Click the stars to vote!
If you have more to say, post a comment below!

Babies should be sleeping on their backs, not on their sides or stomachs. That's the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics. When some researchers began suggesting that sudden infant death syndrome was linked to stomach sleeping over 20 years ago doctors and parents were skeptical. But ongoing studies have shown that sudden infant death is less common when babies sleep on their backs. In addition, the Academy recommends that parents keep crib bumpers, pillows, quilts out of the crib where the baby sleeps. They also suggested that the crib could be in the parents bedroom but that babies should not sleep with parents in the big bed.

  • Currently 4.8/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 4.8/5 (18 votes)
What do you think? Click the stars to vote!
If you have more to say, post a comment below!

2 Comments

| Leave a comment

In Europe ALWAYS the babes sleep on their backs, NEVER on their stomachs. When I came to this country I couldn't understand why the Dr. told me to put my baby on her stomach, my mother told me not to do that. I guess she was right.

I am concerned a sleeping baby laying on their back might aspirate on formula or juice if it comes up. How on earth could they do anything to prevent this from taking their life? I am sorry, but I think a baby should be put on it's side so any liquid might spill out of their mouth, but I agree with not putting them on their stomach.

Leave a comment

Share your comments or questions with the People's Pharmacy online community. Not all comments will be posted. Advice from other visitors to this web site should not be considered a substitute for appropriate medical attention. Concerns about medications should be discussed with a health professional. Do not stop any medication without first checking with your physician.

Check this box to be notified by email when follow-up comments are posted.