Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tips to prevent SIDS

So, SIDS is scary. It's just one more thing that proves no matter how much I worry about random crap that there's no use worrying about (am I leaking amniotic fluid? what if the cord is wrapped around his neck? dang, I REALLY don't wnt an episiotomy...) having a BABY is going to be way scarier that being pregnant ever was... and completely take over our lives... and yes, I'm cool with that.

Aaaaanyway... here's some stuff I've learned recently:

1. This article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9649335/ says the use of pacifiers reduces the risk of baby dying from SIDS.

And this one: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=pacifier-greatly-reduces even goes so far as to say they reduce the risk by 90%. 90!!!

I've read that use of pacifiers may cause "nipple confusion" when it comes to breastfeeding, but it just seems like that's a risk I'm willing to take, ya know?

2. Here's an article saying that ceiling fans decreases the risk of SIDS by 72%. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5964587&page=1

Glad we already have one in the nursery or else Nick would have Yet Another Project for this weekend!