CDC: Sleep positioners aren't safe for babies

11/25/2012 | WebMD

Sleep positioners, or sleep wedges, often marketed for their effectiveness in preventing sudden infant death syndrome, have been linked to at least 13 infant deaths since 1997, a CDC report found. Most of these babies were aged 3 months or younger and died due to suffocation after rolling onto their stomachs from a side-facing position. In 2010, both the FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission warned against the use of sleep positioners.

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