NIH alerts caregivers to increase in SIDS risk during cold weather – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In cold weather, parents and caregivers often place extra blankets or clothes on infants, to keep them warm. But over bundling may cause infants to overheat, increasing their risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. Dr. Marian Willinger at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says parents should not let their babies get too hot.
Willinger: What they should be doing is trying to avoid the use of blankets, to use a blanket sleeper so that you don’t run the chance of the baby getting their face or head covered by the bedding.
Narrator: For details on SIDS risk, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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