Study: Grandparent caregivers unaware of new safety guidelines

A new study finds that grandparent caregivers are unaware of newer safety guidelines for children.

A new study finds that grandparent caregivers are unaware of newer safety guidelines for children. (12/12/12)

BROOKLYN - A new study finds that grandparent caregivers are unaware of newer safety guidelines for children.

The study, which was introduced at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Conference, said that only 43 percent of grandparents knew that the best position for babies to sleep in was on their backs.

Researchers said that more than 73 percent of those studied believed a walker is a good device to help babies learn to walk. 

The AAP believes that walkers are health hazards.

While the AAP is against keeping blankets, bumpers and stuffed animals in cribs, 49 percent of participants in the survey thought the items were safe in a crib.

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