The five best ways to lower your baby’s risk of SIDS.
What is SIDS?
Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained death of an infant under 1 year. SIDS is not an illness or disease, yet it remains a leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. Here at P&N we're big believers in knowledge as power, so read up and get the low down on how to best keep bambino safe!
1. LAY BABY ON HER BACK.
Time and time again, studies have shown how important this sleeping position is for protecting your infant. In fact, since the American Academy of Pediatrics released its recommendation for back-sleeping in 1992, SIDS deaths have decreased by more than 25 percent.
2. ELIMINATE CRIB CLUTTER.
That means no loose bedding, pillows or toys in your baby’s crib. Also use a firm mattress since softer surfaces increase the risk of SIDS.
3. DRESS IN LESS.
Sleep attire for your infant should keep her warm enough that she doesn’t need cover but not so warm that it raises her body heat. Most babies do well at an ambient room temperature of 68