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    TFS! They've never seemed safe to me but I know a lot of people use them.
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    well looks like mine is going in the garbage
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    I'm glad that this came out. I never understood sleep positioners, frankly.

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    Seems like one more thing where the more we try to make things "safer" by keeping it in our control, the more it backfires.
    To be fair, 13 deaths reported in 12 years may not be worth the huge blazing warnings, but...
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    To be fair, 13 deaths reported in 12 years may not be worth the huge blazing warnings, but...
    I tend to agree with this...unless it is my family affected! I think being transparent about such information is very important. Then as a parent, I can make my choices with knowledge.
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    Oh, absolutely. I think the most interesting part of the announcement is just that so little research has been done to show either benefits or risks. Seems like there needs to be more info out there.
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    I loved the sleep positioners, but I used them in our bed where baby was right next to me. I think leaving a baby alone in one would be dangerous. Both of my babies could roll within a couple weeks of birth and, since I can't put a rail on my bed, the positioner was just enough "extra" to help keep them in place. If they could move enough to get out of it or roll onto their bellies, I would be waked up. And I smashed my face into everything that went on our bed, and I could breathe easily through our sleep positioner; those babies who died must have been stuck in that face down position for a very loooong time, which tells me that maybe their use in a crib in a nursery is the real problem.
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