What does SIDS stand for?

Sudden infant death syndrome

An acronym that represents the health risk of infants sleeping in the wrong position.

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants in the United Sates. It often occurs when infants are sleeping on their stomach or side with blankets and pillows in their crib.


I can't believe how many babies die from SIDS, it's so tragic

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Updated December 3, 2014

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