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SIDS and Safe Sleep

SIDS & Safe Sleep SIDS FACTS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome an unexplained death of a baby under one Babies usually seem to be completely healthy SIDS most often occurs during sleep Boys are more likely to of SIDS Babies are most vulnerable during 2 to 3 SIDS is the leading cause of death among babies between 1 month and 1 year of age Month months 2 and 3 of life 1 month leading cause of death 1 Year 2500Ayear African American American Indian Eskimo infants infants infants children died each year in the United States more likely to die from SIDS 90% In the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, infant mortality rate is 15 deaths per 1,000 live births (twice the national rate of 7.1) SIDS deaths occur before a baby reaches 6 months old 2-3x African-Americans at all socioeconomic levels experience SIDS at two to three times the rate of the general population Babies who've had siblings or cousins die of SIDS are at higher risk of SIDS 75% KG babies who die suddenly and unexpectedly die while they are sleeping in the same place (couch, armchair, bed) as another person being born early having low birth weight Increase your baby's chances of SIDS Rate of SIDS has decreased 50% by more than 50 percent in the United States since the introduction of the Back to Sleep campaign Babies who live with smokers have a higher risk of SIDS RULES FOR SAFE SLEEP Put you baby on a firm surface to sleep on, ideally in a crib, bassinet or play yard Every baby should sleep in his/her own crib Place baby on his back for every sleep 直 Make sure baby's head and facestay uncovered during sleep Keep loose items out of the crib, That means no stuffed animals, pillows, bumper pads, quilts and comforters Baby should be in clothing meant for sleeping and worn snugly, but not too tight Use blanket sleepers Baby should sleep in the same room, but NOT in same bed as parents Do not let your baby get too hot when sleeping, keep his room a comfortable temperature instead of blankets during colder months Breastfeed for as long as you can Offer a pacifier if he will take it, during nap time and bed time Schedule and go to every well visit Keep baby away from smokers Resources: 1. 2. es/baby/sleep/Pages/Preventing-SIDS.aspx?gclid=CjoKEQjwza6sBRCMiaaPtY_c2tIBEIQAacj5199QG2U-WGOAOLSROmbV-SNUZA DNfTE6K2AtxAbaxUMaAvfz8P8HAQ 3. 4. 5.

SIDS and Safe Sleep

shared by CassiePhillips on Jul 08
Every parent needs to know about the importance of safe sleep. SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is a very scary thought for any parent. The good thing is, there are things they can do to help de...


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