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It is recommended that infants be placed on their backs when sleeping to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However, you should alter the position of your child's head each night to prevent flattening of the back of the skull.

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Last Updated
8/6/2013
Source
A Minute for Kids
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