No parent should experience the pain of losing a child to SIDS, or worry their child may be next.

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The causes of SIDS are unknown, but following these guidelines may help reduce babies' risks.

  1. Babies need to sleep on their backs.

  2. Babies should sleep in a crib with a firm mattress and no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals.

  3. Babies should sleep in the same room with their parents, but never in the same bed.

  4. Do not feed babies in bed.

  5. Do not smoke around babies.

  6. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS.

  7. Make sure that babies do not get too warm.