The risks of soft bedding, such as blankets, pillows, crib bumpers, and stuffed animals, are a leading cause of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study was published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics.
Virtual visits are a game changer for new parents. There was a staggering 2,532% rise in telehealth services this year—and many of the new converts are parents of infants. This should come as no surprise: Virtual visits have taken the anxiety and risk out of taking your baby to the doctor. By eliminating travel and reducing cost, telehealth can feel like a miracle for new parents.
Many newborn and young infants love being swaddled because it makes them feel safe and secure. However, by the time infants are three or four months, they should not be swaddled as they need to be able to move around freely – especially while they are sleeping or napping.