When Kim Kardashian and Kaye West shared the first picture of their baby son Psalm, it was meant to a happy moment for the couple. But the picture instead provoked a stream of worried messages from fans.
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A thrilled Kanye captioned the image, ‘Beautiful Mother’s Day with the arrival of our fourth child. We are blessed beyond measure. We have everything we need.’
But followers took the opportunity to point out that the child’s sleeping arrangements could increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
‘Please please please go pay an overpriced “sleep consultant” to get all that unnecessary padding, bumpers, and blankets out of your child’s crib so they are not at risk for SIDS.
‘I’ve tried and failed to resuscitate too many children that have died this way,’ wrote one person, who identified themselves as ‘an ER doctor’.
A second poster wrote, ‘1. Congrats! 2. Anyone else freaking out about all the blankets & bumpers?! American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping the crib free of blankets & pillows until baby is 12 months old, as these can create a suffocation hazard. @kanyewest Just looking out for a fellow dad.’
A third chimed in, ‘I really hope Kim and Kanye only used the cushion thingie for the pic. … Wish they had photographed wee Psalm lying flat and swaddled in an empty crib.’
The couple, who have four other children, North, 5, Saint, 3, and Chicago, 16 months, have not responded to the concerned feedback.
The Australian government offers advice on SIDS, and the factors believed to be associated with the sudden infant death, here.