Dense Fog Advisory issued January 18 at 12:03AM EST expiring January 18 at 4:00AM EST in effect for: Anne Arundel, Prince Georges
Dense Fog Advisory issued January 17 at 9:20PM EST expiring January 18 at 4:00AM EST in effect for: Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Washington, Baltimore City
Dense Fog Advisory issued January 17 at 8:09PM EST expiring January 18 at 6:00AM EST in effect for: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Warren, York
She's had a diaper change, a bottle and a burping, and now it's time to drift off to dreamland.
...Or, maybe not.
At four-months, this little cutie likes to flash that $1 million smile.
Other than her protector in the far corner, she sleeps alone, on her back, without a ton of pillows and other stuff piled inside.
"We have her in different pajamas. If it gets cold, I put her in one of the sleep sacks -- something warmer on at night instead of putting in the blankets and pillows. The only thing that's in the crib with her is a sound machine, and it's strapped down. She can't move that either."
Those are the words of Madeline's mom Becky Iacia. The state of Maryland now says all babies should sleep the way Iacia ensures Madeline sleeps.
Although originally designed to protect babies from getting stuck in crib bars, over the years infants have been smothered or injured after the padding cut off their breathing.
The bigger push is not just about the bumpers. It's about keeping cribs free of potentially dangerous clutter.
"A lot of people will say, 'I had this in my crib. This can't possibly be wrong.' But, that's probably a challenging way to think about it when you're talking about a very rare event," says Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua Scarfstein. "But with kids, you don't want to have a rare event. You don't want to have a rare tragedy. You don't want to risk it unless there's a real reason to risk it. These are products that have no benefit." .