Create: 02/02/2016 - 09:50
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs.
Although the cause is unknown, it appears that Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be associated with abnormalities in the portion of an infant's brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep.
Tips for Reducing the Risk of SIDS:
1 - Baby Should Always Sleep on His or Her Back
2 - Use a Humidifier, Preferably Set to At Least 40% Humidity.
3 - Room Temperature Should Be Between 66-70 Degrees
4 - Do not Over-Layer Your Baby with Clothes
5 - Do Not use crib bumpers or have pillows/toys in crib
About video: Linda Richardson provides important tips to help lower the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).