New study says more than half of U.S. babies sleep in unsafe conditions

December 1, 2014 10:40 PM

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New study says more than half of U.S. babies sleep in unsafe conditions

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Despite years of warning, a new study reveals more than half of parents in the U.S. still put their infants to sleep surrounded by blankets and pillows -- increasing their risk of death.

"There is an association of higher risk of SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome when there's loose bedding in the crib,” said Dr. Katharine Chang, a pediatrician at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. “It covers up the nose and mouth of the baby and they can't breathe properly and that becomes a s...

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