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More than half of American mothers ignoring safe sleeping protocol

More than half of American mothers ignoring safe sleeping protocol

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Only 43,7 percent of the American mothers put her baby is always on the back before going to bed. By a baby in this position for sleeping, the chance of sids is reduced.

In a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under 3.297 mothers show that 77,3% of the occasions to do this. 43,7 percent of this run, this intention also. That, reports CNN.

Persons who in the research indicate that they are not responsible for determining the slaappositie of the baby, the baby, on average, more than three times as often on his or her belly. As a reason for this choice call the mothers that they are afraid that the baby could choke on it and that the child is on his back less comfortable.

This knowledge they were given for lack of education of their family, according to researchers. In previous generations it was more common for a baby on his belly to sleep.

The netherlands

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics have babies on their backs be placed on a firm slaapoppervlak, with a tight-fitting sheet. Pillows, dekbedjes and (thick) blankets are not recommended, to suffocation and heat to prevent. In the Netherlands, with the directive on prevention of cot death’ the same advice.

Between 2012 and 2016 died in the Netherlands, 59 children under one year of age to sids.

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