[ARTICLE] SIDS RISK IN FLAT HEAD PREVENTION- Herald Sun/ The Courier Mail August 11th 2016

PARENTS are putting their babies at risk of cot death by stuffing pillows, towels and toys around the child as they sleep in the hope of preventing them developing a flat head, researchers warn.

Conflicting advice from health professionals about the prevention and treatment of the craniofacial problem plagiocephaly, which can happen if babies lie in the same position for long periods, has meant many parents are “willing to do anything” to prevent it.

Queensland baby sleep consultant Amanda Bude says that a big part of her job is doing “environmental health checks” on cots as parents are often confused.


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