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How can sleeping in the same room with my baby help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

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SIDS is when a baby under age 1 dies suddenly without a clear reason. Because it often happens when a baby is asleep, it’s also called crib death or cot death.

Sleeping in the same room as your baby can cut her chances for SIDS in half. But sleeping in the same bed with her raises her odds. Try not to fall asleep while sitting up and holding your baby.

From: What Is SIDS? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Definition,” “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Risk factors.”

Safe to Sleep: “Fast Facts About SIDS,” “Research on Possible Causes of SIDS,” “What Causes SIDS?”

CDC: “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Kids Health: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).”

Healthychildren.org: “Reduce the Risk of SIDS & Suffocation.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Definition,” “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Risk factors.”

Safe to Sleep: “Fast Facts About SIDS,” “Research on Possible Causes of SIDS,” “What Causes SIDS?”

CDC: “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Kids Health: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).”

Healthychildren.org: “Reduce the Risk of SIDS & Suffocation.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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