Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the diagnosis given for the sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after a complete investigation, which includes an autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the symptoms or illnesses the infant had prior to dying and any other pertinent medical history. Because most cases of SIDS occur when a baby is sleeping in a crib, SIDS is also commonly known as crib death. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. Most SIDS deaths occur when a baby is between 1 and 4 months of age. African American children are two to three times more likely than white babies to die of SIDS, and Native American babies are about three times more susceptible. Also, more boys are SIDS victims than girls.


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Repositioning Techniques for Infants
... The American Academy of Pediatrics'' "Back to Sleep" campaign, initiated in 1992, has been successful in reducing the occurrence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)--the unexpected and un...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

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Babies Sleep Safest on Their Backs: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
... What is SIDS? SIDS, stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby under 1 year of age. Because many SIDS babies are found in their cribs, some people call S...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Bed Sharing with Siblings, Soft Bedding, Increase SIDS Risk
... Infants who share a bed with other children are at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than are other infants, according to the most recent analysis of a study of predominantly Africa...
Source: National Institutes of Health


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