A recent study has indicated that changing a baby's sleeping position even once can raise the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The study, published in Pediatrics journal, shows that babies should sleep on their backs until they are able to change positions on their own.
SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant less than 1 year old who does not awaken from a profound or deep sleep. It is the leading cause of death for children aged 1 month to 1 year. In Kansas, 44 infants died of SIDS in 1999.
For more information on SIDS contact a pediatrician or call the national Back to Sleep Campaign at (800) 505-2742 and ask for a copy of "Back to Sleep -- Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)."