Car-seat naps outside car could be risky


Many parents may be guilty of it but letting babies nap in car-seats or bouncers could be risky.

New warnings from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

They say most infant deaths in car seats occur when the seat is being used as a napping spot, instead of for transportation.

Health officials say those seats shouldn’t be used as a substitute for cribs or bassinets.

They’re warning parents against letting babies sleep in car seats, swings, or bouncers and say babies should sleep- on their backs- in cribs or bassinets.

Researchers studied data on nearly 12,000 sleep-related deaths, they found three percent of those deaths happened while in those type of sitting devices.

They believe parents mistakenly believe the seats are safe for sleep too.

The study findings appeared online this week at the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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