Table 1.

Content and Results of Survey

Reasons Why Infants Are Placed on Their Sides to Sleep in Newborn Nursery(N = 94 Hospitals Surveyed)
Number of ResponsesPercentage of Total
To prevent aspiration5751.4%
They sleep better32.7%
Force of habit43.6%
Don't know00%
Federal brochure indicates side as alternative position3834.2%
Other32.7%
Side position is not used in newborn nursery65.4%
Total*111100%
  • * Fifteen hospitals had multiple responses.