Raising the end of the cot.,Wednesday 7-Apr-1999
18:09:00,188.8.131.52 writes,I raised the end of all my children's
cots with bricks on the advice of my grandmother. When I questioned it
all I got was "we've never had a dead baby in our family".
Following family advice is just one of those things that you do. The
only benefit I have ever known it to have is to prevent cot death but
then who's to say that we would have ever had one anyway? This aside
we always put our babies down on their backs this as you may know is
the current advice to prevent baby deaths. It's interesting though as
the cause of cot deaths has never been established yet. Maybe it's
something to do with the nervous system? I just thought that I'd
mention this as I've never heard anyone else suggest raising the bed
Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 8-Apr-1999
09:36:52,184.108.40.206 writes,Could you please send me more
information as I would like to give this a try.
Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 6-May-1999
19:31:25,220.127.116.11 writes, It only needs to be a folded towel
but it can't have too much depth otherwise the baby would slip down
under the bedding.
Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 8-Apr-1999
17:33:05,18.104.22.168 writes,I would like to thank you for posting this
letter. It came as a surprise.
When I first worked out that humans should not be sleeping horizontally
I immediately realized that if my theory was correct it would eliminate
cot or crib deaths in one go.
I took my findings to the Foundation of the Study of Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome In London I presented a cast iron case to them which
was backed up by the work of Leslie Munroe who had identified River
Valley areas as high risk areas for cot deaths. He had shown the
certain areas in the UK had a 46% higher incidence of cot deaths when
compared to more elevated regions. His work was investigated by
Universities who tried to disprove his statistical evidence. They
couldn't and his work is now in the Statistical Collection at the
Open University in the UK.
The thing that drives me on the most is the knowledge that these
children slip away for the want of propping their beds up. The FSID are
neglecting their duty to investigate this work for whatever their
selfish reasons are.
I have made a prediction based on the increased annual rainfall in the
UK for 1998. I have predicted that cot deaths are going to rise
significantly for this year. We will not have the statistics from the
Government until August 1999. I hope to god I am wrong.
In order to investigate this further I ordered a graph from the FSID
from 1986 to 1992 which showed all the cot deaths for each month. I
then ordered the rainfall statistics from England and Wales for the
same period and plotted them on the same graph.
I was not surprised when all the peaks and troughs matched with
sinister accuracy. I was surprised when the statistics followed a
downward trend from year to year ending up at their lowest in 1992
which happened to be a prolonged drought through the winter months.
The FSID ignored this.
If it is the last thing I ever do I will bring these people to book. I
await the 1998 statistics.
Carry Langford is the regional coordinator into the study for infant
death she says; "I would really like to see it examined you know
scientifically. I think that if he has a theory that might be relevant
to cot death perhaps he ought to submit the proposal to our scientific
panel and see if he could get their opinion on it?
My letter to the Cot Death Foundation
Dr Chantler FSID Foundation For The Study Of Sudden Infant Deaths
Syndrome 14 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DP
Tuesday 24th November 1998.
CC BBC TV CC Westcountry TV.
Dear Dr Chantler
Many children have died needlessly since I first contacted the FSID and
spoke with you in person. Since the early part of 1995 I have been
working with and helping people who suffer from serious illnesses
using exactly the same intervention that I proposed to you in 1995.
During my early attempts to gain publicity for my work and in doing so
raise awareness that horizontal bed rest and humidity are the primary
cause of cot deaths I was informed by a reporter that publicity was
prevented due to advice from your foundation.
Whether this actually happened is of little significance now. The
Foundations negligence ignorance stupidity and contempt towards my
research has caused the deaths of these children and will continue to
do so as long as you keep promoting your "Back to HORIZONTAL Sleep
I have made a prediction that cot deaths will rise significantly in
1998 and you have confirmed receipt of this letter and prediction
which was also c.c.'d to the local BBC and Westcountry TV stations.
The paper which I sent you a copy of the abstract is merely an echo of
the many hundreds of published papers relating to the harmful effects
of horizontal bed rest on healthy and otherwise people.
Similar postural experiments with animals and space travel also support
the fact that gravity is of paramount importance to the well-being of
everything that lives here on Earth. Including YOU!
Furthermore the work of Leslie Munroe relating to high risk areas for
cot deaths and low-lying river valley areas proves that humidity and
moisture are a main consideration in the onset of statistically
significant elevations in the number of cot deaths. This alone should
give credence to my prediction for 1998.
I went to a solicitor on Monday 24th November 98 to see if it would be
possible to start legal proceedings against the Foundation for the
Study Of Sudden Infant Death. I was advised that there is no precedent
in law for making people listen even if the lives of children are at
stake. Financially I stood to lose my home as I have no moneys to
pursue this even if I won I have nothing to gain financially! Yet I
was prepared to risk all to save the lives of these babies. Not to
mention the devastation it causes to the families.
The evidences I have accumulated over all of these years as you well
know is irrefutable. Yet a foundation which attracts funds for
preventing the loss of such innocence has refused time and time again
to consider that advise of one man in a wilderness of hypocrisy who
claims to hold the answer.
When my day comes and it will! I will take no pleasure in exposing
your organisation for what you haven't done!
Andrew K Fletcher.
,Andrew K Fletcher,
Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Friday 9-Apr-1999
12:18:19,22.214.171.124 writes, Reply to my letter and prediction from
14 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DP
Telephone General Enquiries: 0171 2350965 International dial: 44 171
2350965 Email f...@sids.org.uk
Charity Number 262191
November 23 1998
Dear Mr Fletcher
This is to let you know that I have taken over from Dr Chantler as the
Medical and Scientific Advisor at the Foundation for the Study of
Sudden Infant Deaths. I would be grateful if you could address all
correspondence to me in future.
Dr Chantler has passed on a file of correspondence from you including
description of the physiological mechanism you suggest and your work on
raising the bed head in adult conditions. You may rest assured that all
material has been safely filed and was readily accessible for me to
As I am sure you realise the Foundation has to be extremely careful in
the advice that it gives to parents. The medical profession spent many
years advising parents to put babies to sleep on their stomachs as
this was shown to be advantageous to sick premature babies.
Unfortunately it was quite incorrect advice for normal healthy babies.
So we are very anxious not to extrapolate from other conditions to baby
care advice. Your beds may be very successful for multiple sclerosis
sufferers but this doe not mean that the advice can be extrapolated to
babies. We could only publicise your theory if it was really
demonstrated to work.
This means carrying out properly controlled research and I am sure that
the Foundation would give proper consideration to an application for
our research funds. I understand that you have previously received an
application form but I would of course be pleased to send you another
It is not possible for us to provide funding in any other way. This
would create many difficulties because the way we distribute our funds
is controlled since we are a registered charity.
I hope this makes it clear that we are not trying to prevent your
theory from being considered by the scientific community or the public
at large but we are constrained as to how we may fund further
exploration of your work.
Thank you for all the time and interest that you have shown in this
Dr Sara Levene Medical and Scientific Advisor
Comment from Andrew K Fletcher:
It is not possible to get funding from charities in the UK. All such
funding is channelled into universities and hospitals. The application
forms for funding prohibit individuals from obtaining funds. I do not
have the will or funds any more to chase rainbows.
I have also learned in a letter from the FSID that certain aspects of
my theory are being investigated. I have asked for an explanation and
details but neither has been forthcoming.
Ironically history teaches us that every major breakthrough in science
has come from individuals working alone without support who are driven
by the truth.
To find out why there is an excellent book written by Richard Milton
titled: Forbidden Science Published by Forth Estate Limited 6 Salem
Road London W2 4BU. Price £6.99 ISBN 1-85702-302-1 Richard is fully
aware of my findings Andrew