Parents warned not to restrain babies in bed

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18 November 2004AMSTERDAM — A consumer and safety foundation in the Netherlands has warned parents that binding little babies tightly with cords to keep them safe while sleeping is actually very dangerous.

18 November 2004

AMSTERDAM — A consumer and safety foundation in the Netherlands has warned parents that binding little babies tightly with cords to keep them safe while sleeping is actually very dangerous.

The organisation issued the warning after a new report revealed that 13 percent of parents in the northern province Friesland secure their small babies with cords or belts to stop them from moving while they are asleep.

The study found that some parents tie up their babies in this way to stop them falling out of their cot or suffering cot death, NU news reported.

The consumer foundation began a "safe sleeping" campaign in June and runs a Dutch-language website to advise parents on how to prevent their babies falling or suffocating while sleeping.

About 25 babies die from cot death and six from suffocation in the Netherlands annually. But four babies have already died this year after being restrained in an unsafe way when put to bed.

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Subject: Dutch news

 

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