Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant who is younger than 1 year old. SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants from 1 month to 1 year, and the exact causes of SIDS are unknown. Here are tips to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS.
Tips for Parents & Caregivers
- Place babies on their backs to sleep.
- Put your baby to bed on a firm mattress, preferably in a safety-approved crib. Do not use pillows, blankets or stuffed toys in your baby's crib.
- Never sleep with an infant on a soft mattress, couch, recliner, or any soft surface.
- Dress your baby in safe sleepwear without strings or ties.
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