SIDS: What You Need to Know

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  • How Common Is SIDS?
  • African-Americans and SIDS
  • Why Does SIDS Happen?
  • What Pregnant Mothers Can Do Now
  • Preventing SIDS
  • What Is “Tummy Time”?
  • Other Types of Infant Loss
  • Handling Loss
  • October Is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • What Is SIDS?

Why Does SIDS Happen?

SIDS remains a mystery — the cause is unknown. But past research has found that lying a baby down makes it vulnerable to death. Also, some SIDS deaths are really accident suffocation. These two factors are why there has been a huge push to educate parents about providing their baby with a safer sleep routine.  

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