MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement that has many people talking.

The AAP said, “cribs are for sleeping, car seats for traveling.”

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Doctors warn many parents are using car seats improperly, not realizing that infants sleeping unsupervised in seats are at risk of suffocation.

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This warning also applies to baby swings and bouncers.

Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants up to 12 months of age.

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Doctors recommend infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding.