By Erin Marie, Aug 18, 2022
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2020, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed accounted for 27% of infant deaths. Dr. Kecia Gaither, who is double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, tells Healthline that baby swings are not designed as sleep devices. “Their unsupported heads can drop forward and impede breathing,” Dr. Gaither told Healthline. As per the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is safest to place infants on their backs while sleeping.
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