Is a baby sleep positioner helpful? Why are they used?
Baby positioners should never be used. They can cause suffocation (be unable to breathe). Some manufactures may imply that baby sleep positioners can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never cleared these devices for this use. Instead, the FDA recommends Alone, on the Back, in a bare Crib (ABC’s) at night and during nap time.
What can I do instead of using a sleep positioner?
Sleep positioners are often used by parents to keep their baby sleeping on his back. Once a baby is able to roll over, continue to put your baby to bed on his back but there is no reason to keep returning him to his back. So, the simple answer is there is nothing that you should do instead.
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