Infant Safety: Sleep Positioner Warning
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the FDA is warning parents about infant sleep positioners. CPSC is claiming to have “..received dozens of reports of infants who were placed on their backs or sides in sleep positioners, only to be found later in potentially hazardous positions within or next to the sleep positioners.”
Sleep positioners are bought by parents who are concerned about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Most consumers have been lead to believe that these infant sleep positioner products reduce the risk (my wife and I bought into that logic and have been using one for a couple of weeks). It turns out after extensive research over the past 13 years in addition to several cases of infant deaths due to suffocating in sleep positioners, the sale of infant ‘parking blocks’ are coming to a major hault in stores like Babies R Us, Toys R Us and Target.