We just ran across an interesting article about SIDS over at Parade.com that we wanted to share with our fellow moms. For any mother of an infant, SIDS is a scary topic, particularly because no one is absolutely certain what causes it. We do know, however, that putting a baby to sleep on his back helps decrease the risk dramatically.
The article on Parade.com suggests using a fan in your baby’s bedroom to help circulate the air, since some researchers believe that babies re-breathing their own carbon dioxide may contribute to SIDS events. A small study reported in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine says that crib deaths decreased by 72 percent when infants slept in a room where a fan was on. You can read more about the details of the study by clicking HERE and reading the Parade article by Dr. Ranit Mashori.