SIDS

DR: Elijah Pott

What is SIDS?

Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs

What puts a baby at risk?

Being born prematurely or at a very low birth weight, Being born to a mother under the age of 20, Having a lot of siblings, especially if they are close in age, Suffering an apparent life threatening event (ALTE), Certain ethnic backgrounds, Being a boy.

How do you know?

Your doctor will tell you if your child does.