Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplainable death of an infant younger than one year old. It is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year old, with most cases happening when the baby is between 2 and 4 months old.
How Can Your Baby's Risk of SIDS be Reduced?
There are many things you can do to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS:
More Information & Resources
SIDS Information, Risk Reduction, and Bereavement Support
Visit http://www.sidscenter.org for information on SIDS and SUIDS and resources on bereavement, pregnancy loss, safe sleep, and more.
Visit http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sleep/sids.html for information on SIDS and SIDS risk reduction as well as information on the "Back to Sleep" campaign.
Visit www.firstcandle.com for bereavement support and information and information on kick counts, putting baby on its back to sleep, and more.
Visit http://www.cpsc.gov/info/cribs/index.html to watch a video on new crib safety standards, for questions and answers about the new crib standards, and for crib recalls.
Go to http://www.ounce.org/safe_sleep_videos.html for an informational video on safe infant sleep.