SIDS, also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is the unexpected death of a baby under the age of one while sleeping. Doctors still don't know exactly what causes this silent and deadly condition, but here you'll learn how to prevent SIDS.

New Ways to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

It's not enough to simply put your baby to sleep on her back. There are other lifesaving safety steps you may be missing. Find out in this exclusive Parents report.

SIDS Update

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents not to put their infant to sleep on his side.

How to Protect Against SIDS

It's impossible to even imagine putting your infant in her crib and having her never wake up. To prevent this we asked leading SIDS researchers for the best protection advice.

New Jersey Will Be the First State to Give Free Baby Boxes to New Parents

New and expectant moms in New Jersey can go home with cardboard boxes for their babies to sleep in. Here's why that's kind of a big deal.

The U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Just Hit an All-Time Low

Infant deaths have declined by 15 percent in the U.S. over the last decade, but America still has a higher rate than other nations.

Study: SIDS Risk Is About More Than Baby's Sleep Environment

New research indicates there are more factors that influence SIDS risk, beyond your baby's sleep position and crib conditions.

Keep Your Baby Safe From SIDS

SIDS is terrifying in part because it feels so random. But sleep-related infant deaths are often preventable. This is what families touched by tragedy want you to know.

Protect Your Baby Against SIDS

SIDS is deadly and mysterious -- but you can fight back. Here's what your doctor didn't tell you about outsmarting this killer.

Baby Sleep Safety: Reduce the Risk of SIDS

Reduce your baby's risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Learn how to create a safe baby sleep environment with this video courtesy of the NICHD.

Could Swaddling Your Baby Increase the Risk of SIDS?

A new study calls into question the safety of swaddling sleeping babies.

Baby Care Basics: What is SIDS?

Learn more about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and how to help reduce the risks to your baby.

Could a Cardboard Box Give Your Baby a Healthy Start in Life?

The surprising reason more babies are being put to sleep in cardboard boxes.

Protecting Your Baby from SIDS

The country's leading pediatricians give new advice on how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Here's what you need to know.

Baby Sleep Positioners Deemed Dangerous by CPSC and the FDA

The agencies warn parents that sleep positioners could end up killing your baby.