SIDS & Infant Death – Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Sudden infant death syndrome:
- Leading cause of death <1 year
- 90% cases: 1-4 months old
- 2010: 2000+ babies died
- Boys are more likely
SIDS is also something called ‘crib death’ because it happens while the babies are sleeping. As cribs are not the reason for SIDS, the babies sleeping environment can influence sleep related causes of death. Experts says one cause of SIDS is putting your infant in the crib improperly or even sleeping with another infant. No matter how many times you have done it without an issue, doesn’t mean it is safe.