The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you keep your baby in your room for their first year of life. This practice can strengthen the parent/child bond, keep baby close at hand for feedings and soothing, and help form healthy sleep habits.
There’s a moment that every new parent faces after the birth of their child, the moment when you realize that it’s your job to keep this tiny human safe. For many parents, that starts the instant they decide to go anywhere in a car with their new baby.
The unexplained death of a baby less than a year old is tragic and often a source of worry for parents to be. This phenomenon, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, while rare, is still the cause of over 3500 deaths per year in the United States.