AAP releases updated recommendations for safe infant sleep and media-free bedtimes

Earlier this week the American Academy of Pediatrics released an updated policy statement for a safe infant sleeping environment, which includes the recommendation that infants sleep in the parents’ room, close to the parents’ bed, but on a separate surface designed for infants, ideally for the first year of life, but at least for the first 6 months. Several federal agencies, including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a joint news release expressing support for the updated recommendations.

The AAP also has released updated policy statements on media and young children and media use in school-aged children and teens, recommending that children and teens avoid exposure to devices or screens for 1 hour before bedtime.

2016-10-27T00:00:00+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Professional Development|