Q&A: Preventing SIDS

mother with infant
How can I prevent SIDS in
my baby?

A: Sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger
than 1 year old. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between 1
month and 1 year old. Most SIDS cases happen in babies between 2-4
months old. Generally SIDS occurs without warning in a baby who seems

Risk Factors