New Year’s Day is a day of celebration. A day for starting anew. We create resolutions to become help us be steadfast in reaching personal goals whether that’s to lose weight or stop smoking, or just be on time to work. We have a happy, fresh outlook on a new year.
But, there is a lurking danger following all those midnight celebrations. There is an increase in infant deaths on New Year’s Day. A 33% increase in infant deaths, in fact.
There is not a clear reason for these deaths. They are probably not all SIDS deaths since SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion.
The bottom line is parents of infants must make good decisions and safe arrangements for their infant before they decide to celebrate the new year....