Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the leading cause of death of infants between one month and one year old. What makes SIDS so frustrating is it can't be predicted or prevented. The medical community believes that children who die from SIDS usually have an underlying condition that causes it.
There are several SIDS prevention measures you can take during pregnancy and after. If you are pregnant, be sure to make regular doctor visits and don't smoke or drink alcohol. After the child is born, you should place your baby on his or her back while sleeping, never on their stomach. You should also have your baby sleep in his or her own crib, which should have a firm sleeping surface and should not have bumpers on the sides nor any blankets, toys, or stuffed animals. During your baby's first year, use a pacifier at bedtime but only if the baby is comfortable with one.
SIDS, Whooping Cough, and Dangers of Second Hand Smoke
September 2015, Mera Goodman
Video 1: Whooping Cough
Video 2: What is SIDS
Video 3: Dangers of Second Hand Smoke
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