Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Topic Guide

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age. The causes of SIDS are unknown, and SIDS risk peaks between 2-4 months of age. Placing the baby on his or her back to sleep and the use of home cardiorespiratory monitoring may help to prevent SIDS.


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