Presentation on theme: "By Josh Gerber & Jessica Snyder. What is SIDS SIDS stands for sudden infant death syndrome SIDS isn't any one illness or disease. Approximately 2,500."— Presentation transcript:
What is SIDS SIDS stands for sudden infant death syndrome SIDS isn't any one illness or disease. Approximately 2,500 infants die suddenly and without explanation in the United States each year.
What is SIDS SIDS is also known as crib death because it happens most often during sleep, usually between the hours of 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. Night isn't the only time that SIDS strikes. This is a surprisingly high number when you consider that babies spend much less time sleeping at daycare than they do at home.
What is SIDS U.S. Annual SIDS Rate per 1000 Live Births Source: CDC and National Center for Health Statistics
What causes SIDS? Researchers have learned a great deal about SIDS in the past three decades, but they still have no definitive answer to that question. Some experts believe that SIDS happens when a baby with an underlying abnormality. Experts are continuing to study the brain, the autonomic nervous system, infant care and sleep environments, infection and immunity, and genetics in search of answers.
Which Babies Are More At Risks? Tummy sleeping Having a parent or caregiver who smokes Being born prematurely or at a very low birth weight Overheating while sleeping Sleeping on a soft surface Being born to a mother who smoked or abused drugs during pregnancy
Which Babies Are More At Risks? Being born to a mother under the age of 20 Suffering an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) Having certain ethnic backgrounds Being a boy Try to limit exposure to infection.
How Can I Lower The Babies Risk? Put your baby to sleep on his back. Take care of yourself and your unborn baby while you're pregnant. Don't allow smoking around your baby. Choose bedding carefully. Avoid overheating your baby. Improve the ventilation in your baby's room.
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