Babies who sleep in adult beds can be up to 40 times more likely to suffocate, new Saint Louis University research shows
Babies who are put to sleep in an adult bed face a risk of suffocation that is as much as 40 times greater than babies who sleep in standard cribs, a Saint Louis University researcher says in this months issue of Pediatrics.
"The odds of death go up dramatically among babies who use adult beds," says James Kemp, M.D., one of the researchers and an associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and director the Sleep Lab at SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital. "The numbers are gigantic, much higher than I had thought. Its the best data available right now."
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