Product Hazards – Sleep Positioners

Manufacturers of sleep positioners say the product encourages back sleeping which in turn will reduce the risk of SIDS. However, the sleep positioners are not recommended by any SIDS or medical groups, and have been known to suffocate children when they are not able to move their face away from the wedge.

In September 2010, CPSC and FDA issued a strongly worded warning urging parents to stop using this product and rely on tested methods to reduce the risk of SIDS — back sleeping, bare crib, non-smoking household among others.

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More Information on Sleep Positioners

Andy’s story
The American Academy of Pediatrics Crib Safety Check List
SIDS Alliance Safe Sleep Practices
CPSC, FDA release on sleep positioner warning