I have a newborn baby. What are the risks associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

SIDS. Some risks involved is the baby sleeping on their bellies, co-sleeping, not getting vaccinated, bumpers in the crib, etc. Here is a link from the AAP for further info http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Expands-Guidelines-for-Infant-Sleep-Safety-and-SIDS-Risk-Reduction.aspx.

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Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Unknown. The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body breaks down quickly after death.Population studies point risk factors, like cigarette smoking in the house, prone sleeping, prematurity,etc. Read more...

At what age is sudden infant death syndrome sids most likely?

SIDS. The highest incidence is from 2 to 4 months of age and declines to virtually none after the first year of life. Remember always put the baby on its back to sleep. This also reduces the incidence. Read more...

What does sids (sudden infant death syndrome) have to do with smoking?

POISON!! We don't know the exact specifics of what happens, but the statistics clearly show much higher rates of sids in parents who smoke. If mom smoked while pregnant, the toxins likely affect baby's respiratory center in brain and make it less mature. After birth, the poisons and toxins in the smoke, which can stick to your clothes, may affect the "switch" to tell baby to breath or affect the heartbeat. Read more...

What is sudden infant death syndrome sids?

Unexplained death <1. Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. Read more...

What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Unexplained death . Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. Read more...

How to prevent sudden infant death syndrome?

Back Sleeping. The major way is for your infant to sleep on their back. Altho not 100% preventative, it is the single best method. Secondly, do not co-bed with your child.Even in the best of situations, tragedies have occured. Read more...

How can I prevent sudden infant death syndrome?

Sleep Position. Babies who sleep on their stomach or side, have a higher risk of sids, therefore they should always sleep on their back. Pacifier use and background noise, such as a ceiling fan, have been shown to decrease the risk as well. Smokers in the home and overheating have been shown to increase the risk. Read more...
Back to Sleep. We still don't know what causes sids, but we do know ways to reduce the risk of it. The most important thing you can do for your infant is put them on their back when they go to sleep. For a full list of suggestions from the aap on how to reduce the risk of sids, see the link below. http://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/baby/sleep/pages/preventing-sids.aspx. Read more...