New clues emerge about possible factors behind sudden infant death syndrome
Sudden infant death syndrome, the unforeseen and unexplained death of a baby younger than one year old, is by definition a mystery. But researchers are getting closer to understanding some of the risk factors and mechanisms that contribute to SIDS.
Safe sleep guidelines updated for 1st time in 6 years; experts take stance against popular at-home monitors
Approximately 3,500 infants die from sleep-related infant deaths every year in the U.S. That’s a substantial decline since the 1990s before parents were instructed to sleep babies on their backs.
Spring family creates awareness for SIDS with random acts of kindness
SPRING, Texas – According to the March of Dimes, there are about 3,500 cases of SIDS among babies in the U.S. every year. Baby Samuel only lived for seven weeks due to SIDS. - Don’t let your baby sleep in a carrier, sling, car seat or stroller. The family has taken their grief and used it for a chance to educate others while also spreading kindness. They created the hashtag and Facebook page “baby Samuel flies.” You can print cards with a message about Samuel and when passing along little acts of kindness (like buying someone’s coffee or lunch) give the card.