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Neck Floats Dangerous for Some Babies

Neck Floats Dangerous for Some Babies

⁠ The FDA is warning that parents should avoid using neck floats for infants with special needs or developmental delays.⁠ ⁠ According to the agency, companies have been advertising the products as having health benefits for children with physical and developmental problems, despite a lack of evidence for such claims. ⁠ ⁠ The companies, which the FDA did not name, claimed that water therapy with floats could help babies with special needs – like those with spina bifida – to increase muscle tone, boost flexibility and range of motion, and build lung capacity, among other benefits.⁠ ⁠ But used improperly, neck floats can lead to serious injury and death. ⁠ ⁠ At least one baby has died, and one was hospitalized, after using the floats, FDA officials said.⁠ ⁠ The inflatable plastic rings are worn around a baby's neck, allowing them to float freely in water. Some of these products are being marketed for infants as young as 2 weeks old, as well as for premature babies. ⁠ ⁠ But the FDA said the safety and effectiveness of the products for these children have not been proved.⁠ ⁠

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