Items Tagged ‘SIDS’

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

October 9, 2019

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

By uclahealth uclahealth

Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, 14 percent of grandparents are their grandchildren’s legal guardians. Why do grandparents care for grandchildren? A majority of grandparents (58 percent) provide care because they enjoy it, and […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, babysitting, caregivers, grandchildren, grandparents, infant sleep, nutrition, pediatrician, pediatrics, SIDS, sudden death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Ask the Doctors - Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

October 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our daughter-in-law is four months pregnant with our first grandchild. When she and our son were recently visiting for the weekend, we became aware that she’s secretly smoking. She says it’s OK because it’s just three cigarettes a day and asked us not to tell our son. Is she correct? Two future grandparents […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy pregnancy, miscarriage, placental abruption, pregnancy, SIDS, smoking, sudden infant death syndrome


Ask the Doctors - Should I worry if my baby rolls over while sleeping?

April 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I worry if my baby rolls over while sleeping?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: We have always been careful to put our son to sleep on his back to prevent SIDS, but he has recently started turning over by himself and we find him on his stomach. Should we prevent this? You’re right – placing infants on their backs to sleep greatly reduces the rate of sudden […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctor, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy babies, healthy sleep habits in babies, SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome


Tips for safe sleeping during baby’s first year

December 1, 2017

Tips for safe sleeping during baby’s first year

By uclahealth uclahealth

Exhausted parents don’t need one more thing to keep them up at night. But this alarming statistic might do just that: Each year, around 3,500 babies in the United States die from unsafe sleep situations. These unexplained deaths often occur in healthy babies under one year of age. The cause is labeled sudden infant death […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, baby safety, back-to-sleep rule, healthy babies, healthy sleep habits in babies, SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital