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Bedding for baby

Many think that fluffy pillows and quilts will make infants more comfortable. Unfortunately, such soft bedding materials may also increase the risk of suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Parents should provide a firm mattress for their infant and avoid pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins and porous mattresses, all of which increase the risk of SIDS.

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Source: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

First published: 05/15/2001
Last updated: 10/14/2007

Reviewed by: Michael Slama, MD, Allina Health Mercy Women's Health Clinic