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My 3 mo old sleeps in her carseat bc she can't lie flat due to a cleft palate. When put on her back in crib, won't sleep. How does this affect sids?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Car seat fine

A semi- upright posture in the car seat can lead to airway problems in some frail infants or those with posterior tongue position(robin anomaly).
For most, this position avoids the increased sids risk of prone sleeping and may be the best choice for some with a cleft.When the kid has improved mobility and or the kid has recovered from a cleft repair, crib based sleeping may be more realistic.

In brief: Car seat fine

A semi- upright posture in the car seat can lead to airway problems in some frail infants or those with posterior tongue position(robin anomaly).
For most, this position avoids the increased sids risk of prone sleeping and may be the best choice for some with a cleft.When the kid has improved mobility and or the kid has recovered from a cleft repair, crib based sleeping may be more realistic.
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Dr. Eric Goldstein
Pediatrics

In brief: SIDS

No affect. Sids typically occurs when a baby is sleeping on the stomach.

In brief: SIDS

No affect. Sids typically occurs when a baby is sleeping on the stomach.
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