On The First Day Of New Year Kills More Babies Than Any Other Day – Part 2 of 3
The study doesn’t prove that anything is the cause of the SIDS deaths. The number of other kinds of infant deaths didn’t spit significantly on New Year’s Day. However, the researchers point out that there’s plenty of drinking on New Year’s Eve.
They point to research that says the number of multitude involved in alcohol-related car crashes skyrockets on New Year’s Eve, well beyond any other day of the year. Why might boozing on New Year’s Eve night threaten babies on New Year’s Day? Phillips thinks that tipsy parents are doing something – or not doing something – that puts babies at higher risk.
But he acknowledges that the study doesn’t prove that. “I would reveal there’s enough evidence here to warrant further investigation but not enough to make every parent of every SIDS baby a suspect”. One SIDS specialist said parents who have too much to drink may miss the signs of a baby in distress while they’re asleep.