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What are the best ways to prevent sudden infant death syndrome?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
12 doctors agree

In brief: Back to sleep

Number one measure is to place your baby on her back when sleeping always until she is at least 9 months.
Other measures include keeping room temperature comfortably cool, not smoking and placing on a firm baby mattress bed without any side bumpers, pillows, heavy sheets or stuffed animals.

In brief: Back to sleep

Number one measure is to place your baby on her back when sleeping always until she is at least 9 months.
Other measures include keeping room temperature comfortably cool, not smoking and placing on a firm baby mattress bed without any side bumpers, pillows, heavy sheets or stuffed animals.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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3 comments
Dr. James Ferguson
I'd agree with most but relax at 5- 6mo.I still put them down on their back but by then the kid picks their own sleep position & I don't think the data supports mom or dad checking all night to see if the kid flips over.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
agree with dr ferguson's addendum.
5 doctors agree

In brief: SIDS

Back to sleep has made a significant impact on decreasing mortality from sids.
Never lay your baby to sleep on his/her tummy. Other factors that contribute to sids are exposure to cigarette smoke, so avoid smoking also, which will also be good for your own health.

In brief: SIDS

Back to sleep has made a significant impact on decreasing mortality from sids.
Never lay your baby to sleep on his/her tummy. Other factors that contribute to sids are exposure to cigarette smoke, so avoid smoking also, which will also be good for your own health.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Willa Terry
For reasons that are not well understood the following are risk factors for SIDS Sex: Boy babies are more likely to die of SIDS. Age: Infants are most vulnerable during the second and third months of life. Race: For reasons that aren't well understood, African American and Native American infants are more likely to die of SIDS
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