SIDS

Jackalinne Holt

Definition of SIDS

Unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby, generally in the sleep.

Statistics:

  • 40 babies who sleep in an adult beds are 40x greater to die of SIDS.
  • Only 13% of SIDS deaths have occurred in cribs or bassinets

SIDS avoidance:

  • Don't try swaddling your child
  • Use a pacifier at bed time