Bryan Health nurse talks safe sleeping products for infants

As first time parents, it can be difficult finding the right toys or essentials that are safe to use.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Fisher Price is recalling 120,000 of its 4-in-1 Rock N’ Glide soothers in the U.S. after four infants died from suffocation. The consumer product safety commission says inclined products such as gliders, soothers, rockers, and swings are not safe for babies to sleep in.

Fisher Price is also recalling 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe N’ Play gliders, although there have been no fatalities associated with that product.

Fisher Price

As first time parents, it can be difficult finding the right toys or essentials that are safe to use.

Nurse educator for Bryan Health in the mother/baby department, Marisa Schaffer, says parents should be looking for a firm and simple surface.

“I think a lot of us think that infants need the pillows and they need to be soft and cozy but really they need a simple surface that’s firm, nothing with extra material which they can snuggle up into and cause suffocation,” Schaffer said.

When parents are looking for a product for their newborn, a big thing they want to avoid is SIDS. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome typically happens in the first 6 months of life.

“The main things to think about are their sleeping environment and maintaining babies health,” Schaffer said.

Schaffer also says you can reduce the risk of SIDS if you sleep in the same room as your baby for the first 6 months to a year after they are born.

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