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January 23, 2017

Experts: Crib Deaths Rising In Bexar County

Sanjie Garza-Cox at Baby Education for South Texas says by October we already had the same number of deaths this year that we did al of last year.

Doctors aim to save babies from preventable deaths

In response to an alarming rise in preventable infant deaths in Bexar County, physicians are ramping up efforts to educate parents about safe sleeping practices for babies.

Is your child’s sleep environment safe?

According to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, an alarming number of infants in our community have died this year due to unsafe sleeping conditions. Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Chief of Staff Dr. Sanjie Garza-Cox, a neonatologist, is serving as chair of a task force comprised of doctors from each health care system in […]

Baby boxes provide a safe place for infants to sleep

Nola Rodriguez, 30, caresses her 1-month-old daughter, Madilyn, at their home in Seguin on Monday. Rodriguez was given a baby box with a mattress and other newborn essentials through University Hospital.

Thinking outside the box: Finnish baby kits could save infant lives

Neonatologist Dr. Sanjuanita Garza-Cox sometimes feels like she’s banging her head against the wall. Since 2009, the number of infants who die from sleeping in unsafe conditions has been increasing. While hospitals try to educate new parents, it just doesn’t seem like it’s working. “It is very frustrating,” said Garza-Cox, chief of staff of Children’s […]

January 9, 2017

Research finds infant sleep pods are safe

New research has found babies are safe to sleep in a Maori flax-woven bassinet that was behind a Government policy U-turn last year. Babies sleeping in the wahakura, or its $100 plastic sister the pepi-pod, are “relatively safe when compared with bassinets”, a joint study between the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic has found. […]

December 15, 2016

Updated safe sleep guidance warns against using soft bedding, sofa sleeping

Most pediatricians know what makes a safe sleep environment for babies. But parents still are attracted to elaborate bedding and plush accessories – all the accoutrements experts say have no place in an infant’s crib.

December 12, 2016

Infant deaths from unsafe sleeping conditions on the rise

SAN ANTONIO – It’s being called a national crisis. Children are dying from unsafe sleeping environments, including two children who died Sunday night in Bexar County. “An unsafe sleeping environment is anything that doesn’t have a baby by himself or herself on her back in an environment that is uncluttered by anything else including loose […]

December 7, 2016

Crib Marketing Displays Often Depict Unsafe Sleep Environments for Infants

Many national magazine advertisements and manufacturers of infant cribs continue to depict an unsafe sleep environment, despite longtime guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to protect against SIDS and other sleep-related deaths, a study shows. The study, “Safe Sleep Guideline Adherence in Nationwide Marketing of Infant Cribs and Products,” to be published […]

November 14, 2016

Updated guidelines on infant sleep highlight danger of parents’ tiredness

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its advice on how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths in a policy statement released Monday.