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Old 07-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #24
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Find a way for him to sleep on his back. Swaddling helps. No one knows which baby is at risk for SIDS. So anyone telling you, their baby was fine, really means nothing. Their baby might not have been at risk, yours may not either. They are doing research to see if serotonin levels in the brain can tell which babies are at risk, but until then, putting them on their BACKS to sleep is the best preventative measure you can take.

This is coming from someone with two SIDS deaths in their family. It's crazy. You think it can't happen to you. But minutes without breath can simply be too long in a baby,

All babies will eventually adjust to sleeping on their backs. Babies with reflux issues usually need inclines. Or their risk/benefit to tummy sleeping should be discussed with their dr.

My husbands aunt is very very very active in SIDS awareness groups. Her sons death ruined her for a very long time. Not so sure it was the loss as much as the guilt,
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