What Can We Do?


Parents and caregivers can reduce the risk of infant death from suffocation by being aware of and following these safe sleeping practices.


DId You Know?

• SIDS is the most common cause of death in babies 1 - 12 months old.


• Most SIDS deaths happen in the winter.


• Boys are more likely than girls to die from SIDS.


• Black babies are twice as likely to die of SIDS as white babies.




Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) FACTS

  • About 3,500 babies die every year in the United States from sleep-related deaths, including (Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID).

  • In Pennsylvania, 75 (13.8 percent) of the 545 infant deaths were SUID-related cases. This is the second-highest cause of death for babies, behind only prematurity.




Other Ways to Keep Baby Safe

• Babies should be held skin-to-skin with mom as soon as possible after they are born, at least for the first hour.


• Take care of yourself and your baby—eat well & see a doctor regularly.


• Stay up to date on all required shots for your baby.


• Give your baby a pacifier at nap time & bedtime.

What is sUid?

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