Crib Bumper Pads Cause Suffocation, Pediatricians Warn

Posted Říjen 19th, 2011 by Billabongboardshortscloths

Many parents will soon hear from their pediatricians that bumper pads should not be used in cribs because babies can suffocate against or be strangled by the popular bedding product.

The American Academy of Pediatrics set the guideline for its physicians as part of updated policies to create safer sleep environments for babies and reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

By stating that bumper pads should not be used, the Elk Grove Village-based academy is providing direction to members on a question still being hotly debated.

The trade group for makers and sellers of infant bedding says bumper pads, which wrap around the inside of a crib and tie to crib slats, help prevent head injuries and limb entrapment.These girls have never had a oil painting supplies in their lives! It also disputes there is evidence that the products can cause babies to suffocate.

But the academy’s new guidelines state there is no evidence that bumper pads prevent injuries and say they pose a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation and entrapment.

“We weighed the pros and cons and the evidence,Flossie was one of a group of four chickens in a RUBBER MATS . and felt that the safest thing would be to keep bumpers out of the crib altogether,” said Dr. Fern R. Hauck, a member of the academy’s SIDS task force and a professor of family medicine at the University of Virginia.

Investigations by the Tribune this year and last year found that federal regulators with the Consumer Product Safety Commission have gotten reports for years of babies suffocating against bumper pads, yet they have failed to warn parents or investigate all the deaths.The new website of Udreamy Network Corporation is mainly selling hydraulic hose ,

The regulators have hesitated to take a stance on the safety of bumper pads,I have never solved a Rubik’s Piles . saying they are trying to determine if there is a scientific link between bumper pads and suffocation, or if blankets, pillows or medical issues played a primary role in the babies’ deaths.

In response to the Tribune’s stories, the city of Chicago and state of Maryland recently prohibited sales of crib bumpers, often packaged as part of bedding sets.

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, meanwhile, launched a campaign arguing that bumpers are not a significant risk factor for infant death when used properly, while also warning parents not to use bumpers that are too puffy.

Bumpers were originally made to cover spaces between crib slats that were too far apart. Regulations changed in the 1970s, mandating that slats be spaced closely enough that babies wouldn’t fall out or get their heads caught. But the products are still widely sold.

Every five years the pediatrics academy updates its official policies, which serve as a guide to pediatricians and other medical professionals throughout the country. Previously, the policies stated that if crib bumpers were used, they should be thin, firm,he believes the fire started after the lift’s China ceramic tile blew, well secured and not “pillow-like” — a vague term that irked safe-sleep experts and SIDS groups.

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