Wichita Infant Dies While Sleeping with Parent
Associated Press - April 26, 2016 11:11 am
A robbery suspect is now in custody after a standoff in Wichita that ended after hours of negotiations.
Police say a 5-month-old baby has died while taking a nap in bed with his mother.
The Wichita Eagle reports that police say it was the seventh time this year that a child has died while sleeping in the same bed as someone else. The practice is called co-sleeping.
Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network director Christy Schunn says babies are safest sleeping alone, on their backs in a clutter-free crib. Some parents view co-sleeping as a way to bond with their children. But experts say adult beds can be dangerous for babies because blankets and pillows can suffocate them.