Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Babies parked out in the cold
It’s a very peculiar Norwegian practice, or a bad practice, that infants sleep outside, even through winter. Many young Norwegian mothers automatically set their infants outdoors for naps, packed in wool when the weather is cold, because they think the fresh air is healthy. I am not so sure.
An unknown percentage of crib deaths in Norway occur while the babies sleep outside during winter.
Immigrants with children in Norwegian day care centers or childcare groups are often especially skeptical to the practice, particularly because of the extreme Norwegian winters.