My husband is a worse worry wart than I am (he is sooo going to be in trouble when our girls become teenagers and start bringing the boys home). One of his biggest worries when our girls were little was SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Even though we tried to do all the right ‘stuff’ to reduce the risk – we are non-smokers and our house is smoke-free (check); we had very healthy pregnancies (check); we put our babies to sleep on their backs or sides (check); we breastfed (check); we used a baby sleeping bag and kept the babies’ room at an appropriate temperature monitored by a thermometer (check). We did what we could but of course we still worried.
The good news is, there are many, many more things you can do to reduce the chance of your baby dying of SIDS. Here is a great compilation from Dr.Sears outlining the latest research on SIDS reduction – so you can perhaps worry just a teensy weensy bit less. 🙂
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