SIDS

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.

Risks

  • Smoking
  • Driniking/ drug use during pregnancy
  • Prematurity/ low birth weight
  • Mothers younger than 20 years of age

Symptoms/ Signs

Unpredictable

Tests

You can get a screening test & a blood test during your 4th-6th month of being pregnant.

Preventions

  1. Have baby sleep on his/her back
  2. Don't smoke around the baby
  3. Keep your baby close to you but not in your bed
  4. Breast feed as long as you can
  5. Immuze your baby
  6. Use a pacifier to help your baby fall asleep
  7. Stay clear of product that could increase risks
  8. Don't give honey to an infant
  9. Keep your baby from overheating
  10. Go to regulatory check ups
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Deaths that occur

What do you do if you think your baby is affected by SIDS

Call your doctor right away