Table 3.

Reasons for Infant Positioning by Positioning Used

ReasonNever Prone (n = 124)Sometimes Prone (n = 43)Always Prone (n = 5)
SIDS/safety/AAP recommendation101 (81.5%)19 (44.2%)1 (20%)
Licensing regulation12 (9.7%)00
Fear of choking4 (3.2%)01 (20%)
Fear of suffocation2 (1.6%)00
Infant sleeps better2 (1.6%)1 (2.3%)3 (60%)
Physician advice1 (0.8%)00
Parental choice021 (48.8%)0
Don't know2 (1.6%)00
  •  Because of multiple responses, percentages do not add to 100%.