SIDS

By: Olivia Piscatelli

Definition

An unexplained death, usually in sleep. Often known as the crib death because they often die in their cribs.

Statistics

  • See picture about first statistics
  • Babies of mothers who smoke during pregnancy have a 3 times greater risk of having SIDS
  • Babies who inhale second hand smoke have a 2.5 times greater risk
  • There shouldn't be more than a soda can width between the crib bars

Rules

  • Breastfeed as long as you can (Babies who breastfeed lower the chances of SIDS by 50%)
  • Don't give honey to a baby under 1 year old (Botulism and the bacteria in honey could be linked to SIDS)