Parents cautioned against using soft bedding for infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome highlighted

Sleep guidelines to help reduce SIDS.

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month.

About 3,500 infants die from sleep-related deaths in the United States every year. The American Academy of Pediatrics emphasizes that babies need to sleep on their backs, especially on a flat surface without any kind of soft bedding.

A lot of incidents of SIDS are related to infants overheating or suffocating in bedding.

They should also not be used in car seats, strollers, swings and infant carriers.