A Fan to Lower SIDS Risk?

Since I’m expecting baby #3, this headline caught my attention. I’m of course well familiar with having baby sleep on his or her back to lower SIDS risk, but having a fan in the room is an interesting one too.

Researchers feel that this indicates that better room ventilation may help in general to reduce risk. The fans showed a 72% drop in risk.

I have to say, this is making me wish for a ceiling fan in my bedroom. Baby will be in there the first few months at least, after all. My husband hates fan noise, so that would be an acceptable way to handle it, I think. A good ceiling fan is pretty quiet on its lowest setting.

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  1. Jeremy says:

    I thought that research was interesting, too. We always sleep with a fan on, the “white noise” helps us sleep.