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Table 2 The Participants’ Infant Care Behaviours

From: A qualitative study in parental perceptions and understanding of SIDS-reduction guidance in a UK bi-cultural urban community

  White British Pakistani
Night-Time Sleep Location Parents Room = 18 (72 %) Parents Room = 21 (100 %)
Own Room = 7 (28 %) Own Room = 0
Infant Daytime Sleep Location Separate Room = 16 (64 %) Separate Room = 4 (19 %)
Same Room = 9 (36 %) Same Room = 17 (81 %)
Sleep Surfacea Cot/Crib/Moses Cot/Crib/Moses
basket/Bassinette = 23 (92 %) basket/Bassinette = 13 (62 %)
Bed Sharing = 2 (8 %) Bed Sharing = 8 (38 %)
Sleep Beddingb Sleeping bag = 17 (68 %) Sleeping bag = 4 (19 %)
Sheets/blankets = 8 (32 %) Sheets/blankets = 17 (81 %)
Pillow = 0 Pillow = 11 (52 %)
Sleep Position Back = 17 (68 %) Back = 21 (100 %)
Back/side = 8 (32 %) Back/side = 0
Sleep Surface Positionc Feet to Foot = 25 (100 %) Feet to Foot = 9 (43 %)
Top/middle = 0 Top/middle = 12 (57 %)
Sofa-Sharing Yes (more than once) = 5 (20 %) Yes (more than once) = 0
Yes (once) = 3 (12 %) Yes (once) = 0
No = 17 (68 %) No = 21 (100 %)
Infant Temperature Concerns Hot = 23 (92 %) Hot = 0
Cold = 0 Cold = 14 (67 %)
Both = 2 (8 %) Both = 7 (33 %)
Use of Baby Intercom Systems Yes = 18 (72 %) Yes = 0
No = 7 (28 %) No = 21 (100 %)
Use of Infant Temperature Monitors Yes = 25 (100 %) Yes = 3 (14 %)
No = 0 No = 18 (86 %)
Infant Feeding Breast = 10 (40 %) Breast = 8 (38 %)
Formula = 15 (60 %) Formula = 10 (48 %)
Both = 0 Both = 3 (14 %)
Dummy (Pacifier) Use Yes = 13 (52 %) Yes = 3 (14 %)
No = 12 (48 %) No = 18 (86 %)
  1. aSpecific type of bed or mattress was not determined for bed sharing
  2. bSleeping bag is an infant night garment (gro-bag, sleep sack etc.)
  3. cFeet to Foot is to position infants with their feet to the bottom of the crib or cot