MIXED MES­SAGES

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

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.

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