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what is SIDS?

i don't know what sundden infant death sydrom is should i?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Nov. 13, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It is self explanatory. It is the sudden, unexplainable death of an infant.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:39 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • There's speculation that it's when a baby doesn't get enough O2 and too much CO2. This could happen when they are asleep on their stomachs and their nose/mouth are near the bed. They are breating in the CO2 (carbon dioxide) they expelled vs. the O2 (oxygen). This is why even as they get older (10 months ) and can roll over, you shouldn't keep a blanket in the crib... it can cover their faces and they will breath in their own CO2.

    Answer by lynnard at 2:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • There is a higher risk of SIDS in babies who stomach sleep, sleep with blankets, and who are formula fed.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 2:03 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • yes you probably should.
    its where the baby stops breathing and they are not sure why. thats why its call sudden infant death sydrom becuz they dont know what causes it.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 2:01 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • Its exactly what it says. Sudden Infant Death Syndrom.

    There is some speculation on what causes it, but there is no direct cause known. People will tell you to do or not to do certain things to help lower the risk of your child dying.

    The older your infant gets, the lower the chances of SIDS....however I know of 2 couples that had infants die at 6 months along with no explanation. Both were napping when it happened.

    You should know what it is...every mother should.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:01 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • its when the baby stops breathing in its sleep. I dont know how true it is, but i heard its something like sleep apnia in babies. it kinda makes sense, but i didnt read it from anywhere or ever hear it from a doctor

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 2:00 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

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