SIDS: What You Need to Know

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  • 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?
  • How Common Is SIDS?
  • African-Americans and SIDS
  • Why Does SIDS Happen?

What Is “Tummy Time”?

"Tummy time" is when you place your baby on their belly. Only have tummy time, when someone is around to monitor the baby’s actions. Tummy time is good for your baby, because it helps strengthen their neck muscles and avoid flat spots in their heads, says HealthyChildren.Org

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