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Is sids caused by mattresses?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Suffocation
Soft bedding can definitely increase babies risk for accidental suffocation.
This could be wrongly classified as SIDS. A firm crib matress with a standard sheet is low risk. Those cribs you see at pottery barn with all the really soft fluffy items, including expensive plush crib bumpers are dangerous. A thin bumper is ok, a plush one is not!

In brief: Suffocation
Soft bedding can definitely increase babies risk for accidental suffocation.
This could be wrongly classified as SIDS. A firm crib matress with a standard sheet is low risk. Those cribs you see at pottery barn with all the really soft fluffy items, including expensive plush crib bumpers are dangerous. A thin bumper is ok, a plush one is not!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: One theory
One theory has been offered that flame retardants in the mattress is a cause.
This is obviated by placing the infant in the supine position and this position has now been accepted as a major preventive, (not necessarily related to a mattress effect).

In brief: One theory
One theory has been offered that flame retardants in the mattress is a cause.
This is obviated by placing the infant in the supine position and this position has now been accepted as a major preventive, (not necessarily related to a mattress effect).
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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