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Dr. Scott Krugman

Dr. Scott Krugman

Scott Krugman, MD, MS, FAAP is the father of two teenage boys and spends most of his free time coaching and watching his kids play soccer. When not on a soccer field, he chairs the Department of Pediatrics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and is the chair of the Baltimore County Child Fatality Review Team. When he isn’t traveling for fun with his family, he is lecturing on reducing sleep related deaths across the country.

Shorties: Room Sharing for Safe Sleep

By November 2, 2016 1 Comment
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Can you provide more feedback on the 6-12 month change for room sharing with the child [as advised in the 2016 update to the AAP’s Safe Sleep Policy]? That seems like an incredible step higher than what was previously advised (though not official recommended). Keeping your child in the room with you for an entire […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


Decoding the AAP’s Updated Safe Sleep Policy

By November 2, 2016 No Comments
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As a new parent there are few things you will focus on more than your baby’s sleep, or lack there of. Luckily the long hours and little sleep I received during my residency prepared me for being the parent of a newborn, but it was still difficult. I remember the sleepless nights, the frequent waking […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


Crib Notes: Is Cosleeping Really Unsafe?

By June 23, 2015 10 Comments
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This post was written in response to a question by TheScientificParent.org reader Kate. It has been every parent’s worst nightmare for generations – finding their infant dead suddenly and unexpectedly. As a father of two, I remember the sleepless nights alternating between crying infants and complete silence, wondering if my boys were actually breathing. The […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Ages + Stages, Newborns + Infants, Science 101 + Mythbusting