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how can you prevent babies under 1 dying SIDS death


how can you prevent babies under 1 dying SIDS death

SIDS  can happen at anytimy in babies under age 1 year old. The largest known cause of death in children under the age of one is known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. SIDS occur while the baby is sleeping and most parents are terrified about it happening. No one really knows what the reason is as to why some children are affected while others aren't. There's also no known cure for SIDS. The simple fact of the matter is that there are over 2,500 babies dying in the US each and every year from it. The number of deaths have been lowered by 40% by taking preventative approaches and by including sleeping safety methods for babies. These preventative measures are safe guarding the children from SIDS, but unfortunately there is no known way to fully avoid the occurrence of SIDS.

Most conditions surrounding an infant's death will be diagnosed with the symptoms associated with the actual death, whereby SIDS are only diagnosed once all other possibilities are ruled out. This makes SIDS unlike any other syndrome or disease.

I will give you tips that can help to reduce the risk of SIDS. These tips are easy to follow and straight to the point.


Baby Sleep Safety Tips


  • You can start of by laying baby on his or her back. Research has shown that SIDS has closely been linked to children sleeping on their tummies.
  • Only use a firm mattress in baby's crib. Avoid fluffy toys, pillows or mattresses as this may cause suffocation.
  • Make sure that baby is not over heated during the night. Babies do have a higher body temperature than adults and don't require as many blankets as we do. Make sure that you don't put too many blankets over your baby. You should be tentative though as to not let baby freeze either!
  • You shouldn't smoke, take drugs or drink alcohol during pregnancy or after birth. A big contributor to SIDS is cigarette smoke.
  • You should really participate in pre-natal and ante-natal classes and go to parental care clinics, especially if this is your first baby.
  • Breast-fed babies are statistically less likely to die from SIDS. If it is at all possible, you should really try and breast feed your baby.
  • You should give your baby a pacifier or dummy in the first year of life. Nobody knows why, but babies with pacifiers in the early stages of life are less likely to be claimed by SIDS.
  • Babies should not sleep in adult beds or in the same bed as you. The risk of suffocation is a much higher risk if the bed was not specifically designed for a baby. You can however feed or comfort your baby in your bed as long as you return him or her to their own crib when you are finished.
Risk Factors Several trends and risk factors can be seen in data relating to SIDS. Parents who have babies which are in a high-risk category should especially take note about these risks and address them accordingly.



  • Statistics show that more boys than girls die from SIDS. There's not really much that you can to about this statistic. It should just be noted but not ignored.
  • Smoking, drinking alcohol and drugs are shown to be among the main contributing factors relating to SIDS. If I can be blunt here, if you love your child and value there life, don't use these harmful substances!
  • Parents with poor parental skills. This is normally inexperienced or young parents. They are the highest risk of all. If these parents takes the time to get early and regular parental care checks and they have the support of their family and friends, then the risk of SIDS are much less likely to occur.
  • Premature babies are overall at a very high risk of SIDS. They are normally born with a disadvantage to start off with. They are usually weak and under developed after birth. You have to take note of this as it cannot be prevented. 
  • Younger mothers, normally mothers under the age of 20 is also at risk of giving birth to a baby that has SIDS. There are several reasons for this, but the main reasons normally are inexperience or unintentional neglect of the baby.


I hope that these information will stay with you and that you have a much better understanding of SIDS. By using the information mentioned above, you can make yourself aware of the risks and start taking baby seep precautions. This will reduce the likelihood of losing your a baby to SIDS. 

For those parents who have lost a baby to SIDS, there are many support groups available to help you through the grieving process. You should use these support groups for comfort and participate as much as you can.your local surestart building also provide leaflets on redusing the risk of sids in babies.

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