Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: 5 Tips to Help Reduce the Risk of SIDS! by Mei Marcie

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8 years ago

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome:  5 Tips to Help Reduce the Risk of SIDS!

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) refers to a baby younger than age 1 who dies during sleep without a clear reason. SIDS is also known as crib death. Here are five tips to help reduce the risk of SIDS!

  • Put Baby to sleep on his back. Sleeping on the tummy is linked to SIDS, likely due to breathing difficulties. 
  • Firm and uncluttered bed, without blankets and stuffed toys. 
  • No smoking! Prenatal and secondhand smoke are linked to SIDS. 
  • Sleep near Baby, but do not share the bed. 
  • Breastfeed. 

Learn more about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at CDC.gov!

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