What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than 1 year old. It is the leading cause of death in children between 1 month and 1 year of age. Most SIDS deaths happen when babies are between 2 months and 4 months of age. Child care providers can help reduce the risk of SIDS by using safe sleeping practices with infants.

What Causes SIDS?

No one knows for sure what causes SIDS. Factors that …