|New research has suggested that parents who decide to add a fan to their baby's sleeping environment aid safe sleep by improving ventilation.
The study, carried out by researchers in California and published in October's Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, found that adding a fan reduced the risk of poor breathing conditions by 72 per cent.
Researchers said that the study did not explain why using a fan helped babies, but they suggested that it could be because the circulation of air prevents infants from "re-breathing" carbon dioxide that has already been exhaled.
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