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Mommy Alert! Air Mattresses

As families travel home for the holidays, many will have alternate sleeping arrangements as a result. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a statement warning parents about the dangers of infants sleeping on soft air mattresses. It said:

"Since 2002, CPSC has received reports of 16 tragic deaths, mostly infants younger than 8 months of age who were placed to sleep on air mattresses: 11 suffocated in a face down position on an air mattress and 5 died due to suffocation after falling into gaps between the mattress and bed frame and mattress and adjacent furniture or wall."

CPSC even cautioned against properly inflated mattresses citing air leaks and under-inflation as factors in the incidents. And, they advised infants be placed on their backs to sleep and never be put down to rest on adult beds.

Sleep well by staying safe.

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rgrl rgrl 8 years
Scary!
MariaIsTipsy MariaIsTipsy 8 years
Omg that made me so sad. I think people should be wayy more aware of this
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Oooo that's horrible :(
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