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The dark side of co-sleeping – Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 8th, 2016.

The key to reducing cot deaths due to co-sleeping is educating and equipping families so they can provide a safe sleeping environment for their children, writes Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall at An excerpt (read in full): There has been some concern surrounding the lack of evidence-based research into the risks of co-sleeping. Coroners […]

Change of heart over baby baskets – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 4th, 2016.

The Health Minister has reassessed his stance on safe-sleep pods for babies following a New Zealand Herald investigation and advocacy from scientists. NZ Herald investigative reporter Olivia Carville found the Ministry of Health had restricted the reach of flax-woven wahakura, or their plastic counterparts pepi-pods, despite evidence showing they reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected […]

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