PREVENT FROM SIDS.
sids is a silent medical disorder that can kill your infant
how to prevent
1. always put your baby to sleep on his back.
2. dont put blankets or toys in her crib.
3. use a pacifier at sleep time.
4.don't smoke while pregnant, and don't allow anyone to smoke around your infant.
5. try swaddling your child.
6. put your baby to sleep on his side.
Most people believe that SIDS occurs when a baby has an underlying vulnerability (such as immature or abnormal functioning of the heart, breathing, or arousal) and is exposed to certain stressors (such as sleeping tummy-down or on soft bedding) during a critical period of development.
1Teen moms are more likely than moms over 20 to have a child die of SIDS.
2Boys of all ethnicities are at slightly higher risk than girls, by a ratio of 1.5 to 1.
3SIDS most often occurs in babies between two and four months.
4Research shows that there's a higher risk of SIDS in babies who are exposed to secondhand smoke and whose mother had poor prenatal care, smoked during pregnancy, or was under 20 years old.
5sids is not contagious, nor is it caused by illnesses
6Babies are at risk of SIDS only until they are 1 year old. Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are between 1 month and 4 months of age.
7Cribs themselves do not cause sids.
8There is no known way to prevent SIDS, but there are effective ways to reduce
the risk of SIDS.
9Recent evidence suggests that shots for vaccines may have a protective effect against sids. All babies should see their health care providers regularly for well-baby checkups and should get their shots on time as recommended by their health care provider.
10 baby cannot catch sids. Sids is not caused by an infection, so it can’t be caught or spread.