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Date:
April 22, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Lincoln Police Remind Citizens of Co-Sleeping Dangers

Members of the Lincoln Police Department have investigated three infant deaths in the last six days. Each case has one common thread: a caregiver was co-sleeping with the baby. The loss sustained by each family was sudden and tragic. We caution against co-sleeping with an infant, not only in a bed, but in any location (i.e. floor, couch or chair). The Lincoln Police Department hopes to prevent similar cases by reminding others of the safe sleep practices recommended for children under one year of age.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:




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