Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Symptoms

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child under one year of age, the cause of which is unknown after thorough investigation and post-mortem examination. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in children with seizures during sleep. To help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the Canadian Pediatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and many other medical societies recommend the following:

Baby sleeping position

  • For the first six months of life, it is best to put babies on their backs rather than their sides or stomachs.
  • Avoid soft mattresses, bedding and pillows.
  • Do not smoke during pregnancy and do not expose your baby to secondhand smoke after birth.
  • Avoid overheating your baby.
  • Put your baby in your room, but not in the same bed. The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a crib alone.
  • Don't let your baby sleep in a stroller, swing, rocker or car seat for too long.

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