Did you know that SIDS is the leading cause of death for infants one month to one year?

SIDS Awareness Month was inaugurated to help educate parents and caregivers about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS. Here are things you can do to lower the risk of SIDS:

  • Place your baby on his or her back to sleep at night and naptime.
  • Eliminate fluffy, loose bedding from your baby’s sleeping area.
  • Use a wearable blanket in place of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Keep your baby’s face clear of coverings.
  • Use a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib.
  • Don’t allow anyone to smoke around your baby.
  • Educate babysitters and other caregivers about the risk of SIDS.

For more information on SIDS, visit www.sidsalliance.org or call them at 1-800-221-7437.