Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Risks of SIDS
There are no symptoms or signs of SIDS but there are some things that can put your baby at risk of SIDS:
- Mother is under the age of 20
- Having a lot of siblings close to age
- Being born prematurely or underweight
- Being a boy
- Certain ethnic backgrounds
- Suffering from an Apparent Life Threatening Event (ALTE)
- Sleeping on stomach
- Mothers who smoke during pregnancy
What to do/ Who you should call if you think your baby has SIDS?
- If the baby is involved in any of the preventative risks above, try to fix them.
- If it is too late and the baby has died, call 911.
*http://www.cjsids.org/resource-center/sids-statistics.html (SIDS Statistics)
*http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/sudden-infant-death-syndrome/overview.html (Signs and Symptoms)
*http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/tc/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids-overview (Signs and Symptoms)
*http://www.babycenter.com/baby-sleep-safety (Risks and Preventions)
*http://www.npr.org/2011/07/15/137859024/rethinking-sids-many-deaths-no-longer-a-mystery (What to do/ Who to Call)