Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SIDS - Reducing the Risk
Learn more about SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and how you can reduce your babies and infant's risk of developing SIDS.
Back to Sleep
Learn about the back-to-sleep campaign and how it has helped to greatly reduce the incidence of SIDS.
SIDS Risk and Rolling Over
One big issue when your baby starts to roll over is that she may not longer stay on her back after you put her to sleep. Learn what to do if your baby is rolling over on to her stomach when she sleeps and you are worried about SIDS.
Back to Sleep Reminder
Since two months is a high risk time for SIDS, it is an especially good time to review the tips on reducing your baby's risk for SIDS, including putting her to sleep on her back every time she goes to sleep.
Before you move your baby to her crib, you want to make sure that it is safe. Common crib safety tips include making sure your crib is assembled correctly, that it hasn't been recalled, and that it meets current safety standards.
Home Temperature for a New Baby
After questions about the correct way to take their baby's temperature and recognizing if they have a fever, a very common question is about the right temperature to keep their home at to keep their baby safe and comfortable.
Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of SIDS
A discussion of a new study that concluded that "breastfeeding is protective against SIDS, and this effect is stronger when breastfeeding is exclusive."
Moving Your Baby to the Nursery
Review when you can move your baby to a crib in her own, separate nursery.
Quit Smoking Reminder
Even though many pregnant women quit smoking when they become pregnant, many start smoking again after their baby is born. Review this 'quit smoking reminder' to learn why your baby shouldn't be around second hand smoke.
SIDS - CDC
Information about SIDS from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including major risk factors and major causes for SIDS.
AAP Revises Recommendations on Reducing the Risk of SIDS
Read about how the AAP task force has released updated recommendations to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
SID and Immunizations
Review what is known about SIDS and immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including all of the latest studies that show 'that vaccinations are not a risk factor for SIDS or sudden unexpected death in infants.'
SIDS Q & A
Common questions and answers about SIDS from the First Candle/SIDS Alliance, a national nonprofit health organization that works to advance infant health and survival.
National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center
The National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center (NSIDRC) provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics, including some helpful publications on helping grieving parents and families cope with the loss of an infant to SIDS.