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How can I prevent my baby from having sids?

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In brief: For a healthy baby..

...Without an additional risk factor (such as prematurity or family history of sids), sleeping on her back in a clean, smoke-free, well-ventilated room, without pillows or heavy covers, and without co-sleeping, offers the best chance for avoiding sids.
Additional measures may be needed for high-risk babies.

In brief: For a healthy baby..

...Without an additional risk factor (such as prematurity or family history of sids), sleeping on her back in a clean, smoke-free, well-ventilated room, without pillows or heavy covers, and without co-sleeping, offers the best chance for avoiding sids.
Additional measures may be needed for high-risk babies.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Sue Hall
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Baby sleeps on back

The best way to prevent sids is to put your baby "back to sleep.
" sleeping on their back is the safest position for babies and has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of sids by about half compared to when babies sleep on their tummies. Another important thing is to not smoke around the baby or in the house. Co-sleeping (having baby sleep in bed with you) is also associated with sids.

In brief: Baby sleeps on back

The best way to prevent sids is to put your baby "back to sleep.
" sleeping on their back is the safest position for babies and has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of sids by about half compared to when babies sleep on their tummies. Another important thing is to not smoke around the baby or in the house. Co-sleeping (having baby sleep in bed with you) is also associated with sids.
Dr. Sue Hall
Dr. Sue Hall
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 2 answers

1. Babies should sleep on their back.
2. Smoking is also related to sids. So don't smoke while pregnant, and don't let the baby be exposed to second hand smoke ever (including the house and car).

In brief: 2 answers

1. Babies should sleep on their back.
2. Smoking is also related to sids. So don't smoke while pregnant, and don't let the baby be exposed to second hand smoke ever (including the house and car).
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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