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.”READ MORE: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term Trends
Doctors warn many parents are using car seats improperly, not realizing that infants sleeping unsupervised in seats are at risk of suffocation.READ MORE: After WCCO's Eye-Opening Ride Along With Minneapolis Sergeant, Both Sides Of Policing Debate Give Very Different Takes
This warning also applies to baby swings and bouncers.
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Doctors recommend infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding.