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Please be careful about suffocation accidents at the time of going to bed of 0 years old child!

Last update date February 26, 2020

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Please be careful about suffocation accidents at the time of going to bed of 0 years old child!
―In home, a lot of suffocation fatal accidents occur at bedtime

Ratio that thing due to suffocation occupies is high, and, in unexpected death by accident in 0 years old child, a lot of death from suffocation accidents at the time of going to bed are up in particular.
1.In five years from 2010 to 2014, death from suffocation accident at the time of going to bed of 0 years old child was confirmed 160 (32% of whole unexpected death by accident (502)) when Consumer Affairs Agency obtained questionnaire information of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare "population dynamics investigation", and they analyzed.
2.For prevention of suffocation accident, attention such as using harder mattress and pillow which light comforter and face for child that child is brushed off are not buried under is necessary as possible using crib. In addition, let's lay on one's back until we become 1 year old when we lay.
※In addition, it is not accident and suffocation, and child is unidentified, and there is disease called sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) dying suddenly. By laying on one's back, according to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, there are data to come to have low onset rate of SIDS.

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