Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Back to Sleep campaign reduces deaths from SIDS.(Final)

Byline: Your Child's Health Lance Chilton For the Journal

* Pediatricians changed recommendation to parents in 1992

Q: I see that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has been in the news recently. As a new grandparent, I worry about my granddaughter. What can my daughter and I do to protect her?

A: A newborn's diaper lies on my desk, helping me to answer your question.

Printed on the paper diaper's liner are three messages, "Dodo, sur le dos," "Dormir Boca Arriba" and "Back to Sleep." The first means "Nap on the back"; the second means "Sleep with the mouth up." And in any language, that's the most important message for the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Babies should always be put to sleep on their backs. …

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