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Is there a health risk to infants caused by sleeping in swings, bouncer, seats for extended periods of time- long naps or overnight?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: Some infants can look fine when awake but will turn their head, fold their airway & stop breathing after falling asleep. This can be fatal.It is most likely to occur in the first months before neck strength improves, but is more worrisome if the kid is sick, a former premi or has a neurologic condition. Please clear this with your pcp for individual needs.

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Last updated Sep 27, 2014

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