Sleeping on Couches Can Be Deadly for Infants, Study Says

October 14, 2014 3:55 AM

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Sleeping on Couches Can Be Deadly for Infants, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Couches can be hazardous to infants, according to a new study from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

One in eight "crib" deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome occur on the sofa, researchers said, since babies can get wedged beneath the cushions or fall asleep on their sides.

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