I just read a book about infant care by the respected author Penelope Leach. I liked it, but I was surprised to see that two things I thought were safe, supposedly cause SIDS and should be avoided. They are:
1) Letting the baby sleep (day or night) without adult supervision before six months, regardless of how safe the crib is. She said that nighttime sleep should be in the same room with the parents, and that naps should also be "supervised" - seemingly, with parents right there in the room, not just the house (duh - of course I wouldn't leave the house).
2) Putting the baby to sleep in "outdoor clothes." This is left vague, and perhaps just means jackets and snowsuits, but could it mean no regular pants and tee-shirts/onesies, as babies would normally wear during the day, indoors and out?
What do you think about these supposed dangers? Am I interpreting them incorrectly? (Well, the no nighttime sleep away from parents before six months is pretty black and white.) Do you follow these rules, yourself?
(My baby is due in June.)