By: Becca Scherer
What is SIDS?
SIDS stands for: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It's the unexplained death that usually occurs during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby.
- Driniking/ drug use during pregnancy
- Prematurity/ low birth weight
- Mothers younger than 20 years of age
You can get a screening test & a blood test during your 4th-6th month of being pregnant.
- Have baby sleep on his/her back
- Don't smoke around the baby
- Keep your baby close to you but not in your bed
- Breast feed as long as you can
- Immuze your baby
- Use a pacifier to help your baby fall asleep
- Stay clear of product that could increase risks
- Don't give honey to an infant
- Keep your baby from overheating
- Go to regulatory check ups
Deaths that occur
What do you do if you think your baby is affected by SIDS
Call your doctor right away