I just got this in my email from my sister and I thought that it was very interesting and that everyone might not know about it. I used the sleep positioner with all of my kids. I am not sure if there was underlying health issues with these babies or not. But something to be careful about.
Maternal-Child Medicine and Pediatrics was notified that an AF dependent, age 3 weeks old was found in his crib unresponsive Monday, 27 September. Notable history was the use of a wedge sleeping device to aid sleeping on the infant’s back.
On September 29th The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a statement warning consumers to stop using infant sleep positioners. Over the past 13 years, CPSC and the FDA have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of 1 month and 4 four months who died when they suffocated in sleep positioners or became trapped and suffocated between a sleep positioner and the side of a crib or bassinet. Please see the link below for the full announcement. It may be worth posting in your clinics, and consider discussing this product with your AAFES if they carry them. Also, no base Child Development Centers should be allowing the use of these sleep positioners.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has done some outstanding efforts with the “Back to Sleep” campaign and has a great website with tons of resources. Below is the website that has patient and child care provider handout.