Turning On Fan While Baby Sleeps Reduces Risk Of SIDS

October 7, 2008

A new study has found that by turning on a fan while your baby sleeps, you can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by over 70%....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has found that by turning on a fan while your baby sleeps, you can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by over 70%.

For the study, researchers spoke with 185 mothers of infants who suffered from SIDS.

They also spoke with mothers who had 300 randomly selected infants.

Researchers found that by turning on a fan while your baby was sleeping, the risk kof SIDS was reduced by 72%.

To build on this further, if you are able to turn on a fan and keep the temperature of the room at 69 degrees,  the risk of SIDS is reduced by 94%.

Since 1992, the number of deaths from SIDS has been cut in half, which is very good news.

It is still the leading cause of death for those 1 month to 1-year old, and the cause of it is still not known.

The new study has been published in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.


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