Keeping Your Infant Safe During Sleep Time

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: SIDS is the leading cause of death for infants between one and 12 months of age.
Air Date: 12/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Keeping Your Infant Safe During Sleep Time
The safest place for your baby to sleep is in the room where you sleep... but not in your bed, and with careful consideration of other risks.

SIDS is the leading cause of death for infants between 1 month and 12 months of age.

You can reduce your baby’s risk of dying from SIDS by talking to those who care for your baby -- including child care providers, babysitters, family, and friends -- about placing your baby to sleep on his or her back during naps and at night.

The crib or bassinet should be free from toys, soft bedding, blankets, and pillows.

Dr. Corinn Cross joins host Melanie Cole to discuss the best ways to ensure your child has a good and safe night's sleep.
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