SIDS Info & Methods Of Lowering Risk

There is no greater joy for parents than having a baby and nurturing that baby to grow.  But there are times when parents do not see their babies grow as some die even during their infancy because of SIDS.  It’s one of the most difficult things for new parents to deal with and often takes years of coping to move on permanently. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to prevent SIDS before it’s too late.

SIDS (short for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is known to be a leading cause of infants’ death.  It causes unexplainable death of healthy infants who are more than a month old but have not yet reached the age of 1.  SIDS incidence is high when babies are in the age of 2 to 4 months.  The infants die during sleep and without showing any sign that they have suffered, or that the baby cried when it happened. There is no treatment or even a clear specific prevention of SIDS, even with years of medical research on the subject.  SIDS is only diagnosed when autopsy and the medical and environment history of the baby do not show any possible explanation for a healthy baby’s death.

While there aren’t any definitive ways to completely take your child out of the risk, there are, however, many ways which are said to decrease the risk altogether. If you’re interested in keeping your child as far away from this problem as possible, you should implement the following ideas into your child’s sleeping arrangement.

1. You should never allow your infant to go to sleep on their stomach. Making sure your baby sleeps on their back is said to be one of the best ways to lower their SIDS risk.

2. Don’t allow your child to overheat in the middle of the night. This means that you only provide adequate blanketing to keep them at a normal temperature and never above.

3. If you’d like additional help in monitoring your child while they sleep, picking up a set of SIDS baby monitors would be a great idea for you.

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