A new report indicates a sharp increase in the deaths of young children due to unsafe sleep, as reported by the Arizona Daily Sun.
A new report Monday shows a sharp spike in young children Arizona who die because of the way and where they’re put to bed.
The Child Fatality Review Program found that 85 infants died last year due to what are called “unsafe sleep conditions.” That’s a 30 percent increase from the prior year.
And it also comes despite multi-year efforts by the state Department of Health Services to educate parents.
But Dr. Mary Rimsza, a pediatrician, said the numbers show much more may need to be done.