Mixed Messages: SIDS Recommendations

I REFER to the article Give babies space to sleep, Gazette, February 2.

As a health professional for many years, I have been left puzzled by the accompanying picture not matching current safe sleeping recommendations.

The image used has a baby lying on its side with various articles around the face.

This goes completely against the current SIDS recommendations.

I am hoping you can clarify this most obvious and hazardous mixed message that you have distributed to the community.

Images, as we know, can be more powerful than words and with this image a very risky message has been conveyed.

MAGGIE TAIT,

Safety Bay