Infant safety bill in Missouri legislature

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ST. LOUIS – A new bill in Missouri aimed at protecting sleeping babies would ban licensed daycare providers from using certain items in cribs.

Blankets, crib bumpers, pillows, and soft bedding could lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The bill would also require all licensed daycare facilities to have sleep safety training.

Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk with Margie Ellisor about Missouri House Bill 707 and offers advice for parents on their sleeping newborns.

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