(Cody, Wyo.) - Swaddling your infant may help your little one sleep better and cry less. But this practice—a popular way of wrapping babies snugly in a light cloth or blanket—could be dangerous, a new study found. Babies who are swaddled, especially when placed on their stomachs and sides, may have a raised risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), researchers found.
Sometimes called crib death, SIDS is the leading cause of death among babies age 1 month to 11 months in the U.S. It can happen without warning, usually in seemingly healthy babies. About 1,500 babies die from SIDS every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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