SIDS Deaths Spike on New Year’s Day
Here’s a sobering statistic, and I hope we take that expression literally: SIDS–Sudden Infant Death Syndrome–spikes dramatically on New Year’s Day.
A new study finds that after a night of partying, too many parents, their judgment impaired by alcohol, are not taking the usual precautions in putting their babies down to sleep. As a result, infants are 33% more likely to die from SIDS on Jan. 1 than on any other day of the year, according to the UC San Diego study.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, and safe 2011!Add a Comment