My physician-gaming-group-friends are being swamped by concerned parents because of a new study in Pediatrics that has led to many news articles declaring that swaddling – wrapping an infant tightly in a cloth or blanket – may increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.
But a careful read of the study should help everyone to take a deep breath and calm down. This is Healthcare Triage News.
For those of you who want to read more:
- Swaddling and the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Meta-analysis
- Swaddling May Increase the Risk of SIDS
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)