Sleeping Like A Baby Is A $325 Million Industry

Since Arlo was born three months ago his parents, Lindsay Barrick and Jerry Talkington, haven’t gotten much sleep. (Courtesy of Lindsay Barrick)

Since Arlo was born three months ago his parents, Lindsay Barrick and Jerry Talkington, haven’t gotten much sleep. (Courtesy of Lindsay Barrick)

Nationwide, the wholesale infant sleep industry is worth more than $325 million a year, according to figures reported by companies to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. Jenny Gold’s story on the industry aired on Marketplace on Jan. 16.

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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