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  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/Cot Death - Reducing  Risk
 
Is there anything I can do to reduce the risk of SIDS?

There are a few factors which have been identified as reducing the risk of SIDS. It is interesting to note that since the introduction of these measures in UK there has been a 71% drop in the numbers of SIDS. Since they are extremely simple to implement, this might be a good way to calm your fears about SIDS:

- Never put baby to sleep on the tummy.

- Make sure that there are no loose items or bedding in the cot. A sleeping suit is often a good solution.

- It is vital to make sure that baby is not overheated.

- Ban smoking from anyone near the baby.

- Breastfeeding and the use of a dummy could be linked to lower SIDS.

See also:

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/Cot Death - Facts


 
   
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