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Oct 27, 2017

What Are the Ways to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month is observed in October and symbolized with the combination of blue and pink.

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Who are at risk?

Newborn babies, low birth weight babies, premature babies and infants, especially those exposed to cigarette smoke. In 2015, there were about 3,700 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) in the United States. These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediate obvious cause. The three commonly reported types of SUID are the result of:

  • SIDS
  • Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed
  • Other unknown causes

In 2015, there were about 1,600 deaths due to SIDS, 1,200 deaths due to unknown causes, and about 900 deaths due to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.

Ways to Reduce SIDS:

  • Use a firm bed and avoid soft toys or bedding. Always lay your baby to sleep either on a firm mattress or in its own crib. Avoid using blankets, quilts, soft toys or bumpers.
  • Never smoke anywhere near the baby. Quit smoking at least until you stop breastfeeding.
  • Do not sleep with your baby in the same bed. You may ask why?
    • Deep sleep can result in accidental smothering of the baby
    • Normal-sized mattress are too big for your infant, it may roll over and end up sleeping on his/her stomach which, according to some studies, increases SIDS risk
  • Breastfeed the baby as long as possible. Do not use alcohol or drugs when breastfeeding.
  • Regular health checkups and vaccinations are very important for your infant.
  • Choose the right clothes for the season. This will prevent overheating in summer and will help your little one stay warm in winter.
  • Avoid using any kind of medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • Since the intake of honey leads to a risk of infant botulism, which has strong links to SIDS, it is best to stay away from honey during your child’s first year.
  • Educate mothers about the risks involved. Use personalized accessories with SIDS messages to raise awareness and help them stay focused on the issue. Custom silicone bracelets are an ideal everyday wear. You can design your own at amazingwristbands.com.

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Last modified on: October 31st, 2017