Losing a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a tragedy that grieves parents, family members, friends, and others who care for the child. The good news is that all of those who provide care for an infant can help reduce the risk of SIDS.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the cause given when an infant dies suddenly and no other cause can be found. SIDS is also known as crib death. Fortunately, SIDS is rare. In 2011, about one out of 2,300 infants born in the United States died of SIDS before their first birthdays. Approximately 20% of SIDS deaths occur in child care settings.
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