Sunday, August 23, 2009

Safe Sleeping Babies

FROM NBC: Moms are getting mixed messages when it comes to safe sleeping environments for their babies.

To reduce the risk of SIDS -- the American Academy of Pediatrics
recommends babies be put on their backs to sleep, in their own beds, without any type of soft bedding, blankets or stuffed animals.

But open many parenting magazines these days -- and you'll find glossy pictures of sleeping babies cuddling with stuffed animals or a blankie.

In fact -- a new study from Children's National Medical Center in
Washington, DC finds more than a third of photos in women's magazines depict babies in unsafe sleep positions. Most of those sleep environments were also deemed unsafe.

Researchers analyzed pictures in 24 magazines marketed toward 20- to 40-year old women. They included photos in both articles and advertisements.

I decided to design my own little bedding collection this time. The sheet is brown/light blue polka dots(you can't really tell in the picture.) I decided to make the dust ruffle because I wanted a long one with shiny wedding fabric. Of course it took me like 3 months because I don't sew that often. I decided not to do bumper pads because they are not recommended for safety reasons. I may get a breathable bumper pad at some point. Obviously the canopy will have to come down when he starts sitting up. I have a mobile I am putting up that will make the crib look a little less scarce!

I have definitely noticed the magazines have a ton of stuff in the cribs. Every single one has bumper pads and usually pillows and blankets that match. They look super cute, but are not safe for baby. I feel like most parents know they can't put anything but the baby in the crib, but maybe not. What do you think? What kind of bedding did you choose?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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