Bedsharing And Bassinets: Two New Studies Assess The Risks

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 08:21 in Health & Medicine

Even though more than 45 percent of infants between the ages of 0-2 months use bassinets, little is known about bassinet safety. In 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised its recommendations for a safe infant sleep environment, suggesting a separate but nearby sleeping arrangement. Two studies soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics evaluate the frequency of bedsharing and the potential risk factors of bassinet use.

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