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How can I prevent sids?
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: BACK TO SLEEP
Again, back-to-sleep has saved more lives than any other public health campaign in history by reducing the deaths related to sids.
So.... Put your baby only on its back to sleep. Also - studies show that smoking parents have a higher risk of having a sids death. Newer studies also show using a pacifier may reduce the risk of sids as well.

In brief: BACK TO SLEEP
Again, back-to-sleep has saved more lives than any other public health campaign in history by reducing the deaths related to sids.
So.... Put your baby only on its back to sleep. Also - studies show that smoking parents have a higher risk of having a sids death. Newer studies also show using a pacifier may reduce the risk of sids as well.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
In brief: Breast and backsleep
Not only is there no treatment to prevent sids, it is the most common cause of death in infants.
We DO know risk factors are smoking, NOT breastfeeding, Warm room temperature, baby wearing a hat to sleep, and prone sleeping. So the least SIDS risk is the baby who is breastfed, put down to sleep on his back, in a 68 degree room, without a hat, in a nonsmoking environment.

In brief: Breast and backsleep
Not only is there no treatment to prevent sids, it is the most common cause of death in infants.
We DO know risk factors are smoking, NOT breastfeeding, Warm room temperature, baby wearing a hat to sleep, and prone sleeping. So the least SIDS risk is the baby who is breastfed, put down to sleep on his back, in a 68 degree room, without a hat, in a nonsmoking environment.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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