Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant who is younger than one year old. SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants from one month to one 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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