Recently, several states have begun a project to give parents with newborns a box in which to place them to sleep, emphasizing placement of the baby on her or his back to reduce the risk of SIDS(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Although the movement to do so seems worthwhile, some pediatric experts have expressed concerns because there has been little research about using the boxes for baby’s sleep.
Sixty Second Parent recommends that parent’s with new babies consult with their health care provider before deciding on the use of a box for baby’s sleep.
For more information on baby boxes in the news visit the recent article posted on www.NPR.org.
You may also visit a previous post authored by Meggan Hartman Ph.D., entitled Preparing the Sleep Environment.