* SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants 1-12 months of age. * 2,226 infants died from SIDS in the US in 2009.
* An UNSAFE sleep environment contributed to 87% of SIDS deaths. * Tummy sleeping in a soft bed increases incidence of SIDS 21%
More than just Back to Sleep
Education & Resources
* Arizona Dept Health Services Bureau of Women and Children 150 N. 18th Avenue Suite 320 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-542-1875 * Phoenix Children’s Hospital 2401 E. Thomas Road Phoenix Arizona 85014 602-933-1000 * National Institute of Health HICHD/BTS – SIDS Kit 31 Center Drive Rm. 2A32 Bethesda MD 20892-2425 1-800-505-CRIB * On the Web: SIDS Resources www.sidsresources.org
CJ Foundation for SIDS (2012). Risk Factors. Retrieved from: http://www.cjsids.org/resource-center/risk-reduction-strategy.html
Hunt, C. & Hauck, F. (2006) .CMJA, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1475900/
National Institute of Health (2012) Retrieved from: www.nichd.nih.gov/.../sudden_infant_death_syndrome.cfm
Phys.Org (2008). Using a Fan During Sleep Lowers SIDS Risk by 72 Percent. Retrieved from: http://phys.org/news142527893.html
How will YOU protect your newborn from SIDS?
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, SIDS, is the sudden, unexpected death of a healthy infant, less than twelve months old. SIDS is the largest cause of death for infants under twelve months of age. Through education of modifiable risk factors we can all work to decrease the incidence of SIDS.
* Side sleeping infants are twice as likely to die from SIDS as infants placed on their backs. * Soft mattress, thick blankets, bumper pads, and stuffed animals increase rate of SIDS. * Bed sharing with mother and/or father other sibling’s...