Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of an infant less than a year old. During October we bring awareness about SIDS to inform Texas families how to reduce the risk of SIDs.

SIDS Safety:

  • Do always put your baby to sleep on his back.
  • Don’t put blankets or toys in her crib.
  • Do use a pacifier at sleep time.
  • Don’t smoke while pregnant, and don't allow anyone to smoke around your infant.
  • Do try swaddling your child.
  • Don’t put your baby to sleep on his side.
  • Do have her sleep in a crib in your room.
  • Don’t share your bed with your baby.
  • Do make sure the crib mattress is firm and tight-fitting.
  • Don’t overdress your child or put his crib near a heat source.

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Last updated September 27, 2017