SIDS

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.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Symptoms and Causes Parents Need to Know
For years, the cause of SIDS—or sudden infant death syndrome—was unknown. Now, researchers reveal one potential way to identify which infants are more at risk.
How Common Is SIDS? Here Are the Statistics Parents Should Know
SIDS is the leading cause of death in children between 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Learn your child's SIDS risk by month, plus the latest statistics and rates of sudden infant death syndrome.
Does Your Baby Need a SIDS Monitor?
We spoke with two pediatricians to learn about the benefits and risks of using a SIDS prevention monitor, as well as investigated the latest studies and statistics, to find out if they are worth trying.
Sofa Sleeping Ups SIDS Risk for Babies
A study found the most hazardous place in your home for your baby to sleep.
SIDS Prevention Strategies Every Parent Should Know
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) kills about 3,500 infants every year. Find out about SIDS risk factors, then learn how to prevent SIDS in your baby.
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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.