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ok.. dumb question probably.. but what the heck is SIDS???

and how dangerous is it? how do you prevent your baby from getting it? ive only heard of it not much info on it though..

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:07 PM on Sep. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    Where the baby suddenly dies of natural causes. There are many factors that can cause it though. Like letting the baby sleep on its stomach. Bumper pads are a supposed cause.
    Google it and educate yourself on it.

    Answer by amy31308 at 8:09 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • sudden infant death syndrome.
    there is soem things you can do but you can prevented it something that happens. basically a a baby dies in their sleep. there is no cure is death
    but some things are putting the baby back to sleep, keeping the home ata good temperarure. not over dressing the baby. things like that. now just becaused you do all this it wont me sids wont impact your family. alot of moms here have loss their babies due to sids

    Answer by piwife at 8:21 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • go to you can find tips to help reduce the chances of SIDS. None of them are gaurunteed of course, but I used some of the ideas. It helped put my mind a bit at ease....even though i was still paranoid.

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 8:29 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • google it, i'm sure you can find all kinds of info :)

    there are things you can do to prevent SIDS

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • SIDS just happens. My infant sister died of SIDS in 1976 and she was sleeping on her back, no bumper pads, not covered up in blankets. They haven't found out what causes it yet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • There isn't a lot of concrete research out there that has proven what causes SIDS, but a couple of ways to decrease your baby's risk is by eliminating excess crib accessories (bumpers, toys, pillows etc), and by using a sleep sack instead of blankets on your baby. Babies can kick up blankets onto their faces when they squirm, but by dressing them in a sleep sack you're negating that risk altogether. Natural fabrics such as merino or cotton etc are better than manmade polyester or poly blends as they will naturally regulate your babies temperature, keeping him cool in warm weather and warm in colder temperatures. After trying a couple of different brands, my favorite is the Merino Kids sleepsack because you can use it for two years and it even has a handy seltbelt loop for use in the car.
    Creating a safe sleep environment for baby is imperative in curbing the risk of SIDS.

    Answer by mynaturalbaby at 5:26 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • SIDS is one of my biggest fears. it seems the above posts explained it pretty well

    Answer by suzzanna at 5:30 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

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