Too many infants sleeping with soft bedding despite risk of SIDS, study says

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Government researchers warn too many infants still sleep with blankets, pillows and other unsafe bedding.

Researchers from the CDC and the National Institutes of Health analyzed survey data involving nearly 20,000 parents.

More than half were still using soft bedding for their babies in 2010, despite warnings against it.

Inappropriate bedding can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

Instead of blankets, parents are urged to use safe sleepwear and keep rooms at a comfortable temperature.

The study appears in the journal Pediatrics.

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