Mother's Heartbreaking Day Care Story Raises Questions About US Parental Leave

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Fair warning: This weekend's "Motherlode" post from The New York Times is one you're probably not going to want to read, but it's one that you should. Amber Scorah details how on her very first day back to work, her 3-month-old son, Karl, died at day care. It's a painful read, but poses an... Read more

The Heartbreaking Reason Babies Shouldn't Sleep In Car Seats

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When used properly, car seats are life-saving pieces of baby gear no parent would dream of not having. But for one Oklahoma family, a car seat tragically proved deadly. At 11 weeks old, Shepard Dodd was put to sleep in an unbuckled car seat, placed on the floor in a home day... Read more

SIDS Slightly Linked to Elevation, Study Finds

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Babies who live at higher elevations may be at a higher risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, a new study finds. How high are we talking? Any elevation 8,000 feet or more above sea level. But if you call this height home, there's no need to pack up just yet. "The absolute risk... Read more

Is a Cure for SIDS on the Way?

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one of the most heartbreaking things a parent can experience, especially because so little is known about it. Daniel Rubens, MD, an anesthesiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and the founder of the SIDS Research Guild, has spent 11 years researching why infants can suffocate in their sleep within minutes,... Read more

SIDS Risk Factors Depend on Baby’s Age

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In a new study published today by Pediatrics, researchers reported that the risk factors of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) depend on baby's age. The study reported on 8,207 deaths between 2004 and 2012 in 24 states, and deaths were divided by age: zero to three months in one category and four... Read more

SIDS Risk Factors You Haven’t Heard

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It’s widely known that parents should put sleeping babies on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS, but there are other causes of SIDS that are less recognized, but harmful, too. According to a new study in Pediatrics, SIDS-related deaths are down after the Back-to-Sleep program was initiated, but there are multiple SIDS... Read more