Infants are safest when put to sleep in a crib

There are still a large number of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) due to unsafe sleep environments. Such deaths can be prevented by putting infants to sleep in a safe, separate sleep environment, such as a crib.

A US-based study has identified risks in sleep-related SUIDs. These included unsuitable surfaces and infants sharing a bed with adults.

Although parents are told to place their infants on their backs, the study found that more information needed to be given to outline the possible dangers in sleep environments.

Read more at University of Missouri