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New York Neonatologist Shares Simple Steps to Protect and Keep Your Baby Safe

Posted on: March 11, 2013

Sound, Safe Sleep for Baby

By Dr. Rick Stafford, Chief and Director of Neonatology, Northern Westchester Hospital

The moment of departure from the hospital with your newborn baby can leave you with mixed feelings: Joy, wonder, and perhaps more than a little trepidation. Good guidance from the hospital staff can help temper any worries, and that’s especially true when it comes to setting up your baby’s bed. Ensuring your child is in the safest possible sleeping environment is very important.

SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is a primary concern for new parents. The good news is that since 1992, when research concluded that the safest sleeping position for babies was on the back, the incidence of SIDS has dropped dramatically. However, it’s still unclear as to what all of the possible causes may be.

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