Health Watch - Prevention: SIDS
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Dr. George Lister, chairman of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says on the back is the safest sleep position for infants — and that applies whether at night or for naps. Babies should be put to bed on a firm surface, not on a pillow, blanket or any other soft surface. It’s also safest for babies to sleep separately and not on a couch, in a bed, or a chair with parents or other children. To aid in infants’ development, put them on their tummies for supervised play time.
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