By the time new parents bring their baby home from the hospital, they have been given a list of dos and don'ts when it comes to sleeping. The biggest no-no? No stomach sleeping. 20 years ago, The American Academy of Pediatrics launched the 'back to sleep' campaign which reminded parents to do just that in order to decrease a baby's risk of SIDS. Most parents are aware that their infants should only be placed on their backs to sleep, a study from Yale University showed that about 25% parent's continue to have their infant sleep on their tummies because they think the baby is more comfortable. Back to sleep has been hugely successful with the incidence of SIDS reduced by 50%! The newest public information campaign is called "safe to sleep". The expanded recommendations now include no blankets, no toys, no pillows and no wedges. This will this reduce the risk of SIDS as well as other sleep-related causes of infant death, including suffocation. The safest place for your infant to sleep continues to be on their back and in their own crib...no co-sleeping. Keep a baby monitor close by too. I'm Dr. Sue with TKD helping parents take charge.
Adopt a Pet 5-17-2013
The Dothan Animal Shelter and Save a Pet need your help in placing lovable animals into good homes.
Two Dothan Men Arrested for Burglary
Ryan Rodriguez and Lamar Wade were arrested for breaking into a Dothan home.
Unedited: James Reading Seeks Another Term
Incumbent claims the city is in good shape.
Houston County Rabies Clinic Offered Saturday
If you've got pets you might want to take a look. You can get their rabies vaccination this weekend without even having to go to the vet....
WCSO Deputies Use Bike Patrol as Another Crime-Fighting Tool
The Walton County Sheriff's Office adds bike patrol to their department.
Students Get Fit Using Video Games
Working up a sweat in PE by playing video games? That's how Cloverdale Elementary Students are staying fit.
House Agriculture Committee Approves New Farm Bill
New five year bill includes cost savings and reforms.
Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida's 2012 Uniform Crime Report
Floridians are safer today than any time in the last 42 years.
Sessions Applauds Letter On Water Reservoirs
Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement concerning the use of federal reservoirs.
Memorial Day Brings Lifesaving Seatbelt Warning
Click It or Ticket Launching to Remind All Motorists to Buckle Up