Tag: SIDS

How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. Here are ...
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to bring attention to the fact that, sadly, babies die during infancy. And it’s a ti ...
Breastfeeding is good for mom and baby

Breastfeeding is good for mom and baby

In the United States, most new moms (about 80 percent) breastfeed their babies. About half of these moms breastfeed for at least 6 months. You may ...
Is your baby sleeping safely?

Is your baby sleeping safely?

Did you know that each year there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among babies in the U.S.? Causes include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a ...
Sleep soundly knowing your baby is sleeping safely

Sleep soundly knowing your baby is sleeping safely

Newborns sleep a lot, about 16 hours a day. It’s safe to say that sleeping is a big part of your baby’s life. So as your baby drifts off, dreaming of ...
U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. A new report released by the CDC shows that the infant mortality rate ...
Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Although many people know that smoking during pregnancy can cause problems, 10% of pregnant women reported smoking during the last 3 months of pregnan ...
Safe sleep: room share, don’t bed share

Safe sleep: room share, don’t bed share

In an update to their safe sleep guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that infants should sleep in the same room, but not the sam ...
What all caregivers need to know about safe sleep for babies

What all caregivers need to know about safe sleep for babies

Sleep is important for your baby’s health. It is also important to make sure that your baby’s sleeping environment is safe. Safe sleep can help protec ...

Avoid a tragedy – learn safe sleep strategies

Every so often, we hear a tragic story from a new parent. Last week, a three week old baby died of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). This post is i ...