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05 November 2010

Overheating leads to SIDS

During cold weather, the use of extra blankets and heavy clothes to keep infants warm can lead to dangerous overheating and increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), experts warn.

During cold weather, the use of extra blankets and heavy clothes to keep infants warm can lead to dangerous overheating and increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (Sids), US experts warn.

He also said parents should know that "the single most effective way to reduce the risk of Sids is to always place infants to sleep on their backs, for naps and at night."

 
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