What Can We Do?
What is SUID?
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the sudden death of a baby that occurs suddenly an unexpectedly before their first birthday. There are 3 types of SUIDs, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed and unknown causes.
Facts about SIDS
• SIDS is the most common cause of death in babies before they turn one.
• 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.
Accidental Suffocation & Strangulation
Babies who are not put to sleep safely could get hurt or even die. A baby could fall off a bed or sofa, get tangled in sheets and blankets or get stuck between a mattress and a wall. A baby can also die when an adult or child rolls over on the baby while sharing a bed.
Unknown Causes of Death
Cause of death of the baby cannot be determined after a thorough investigation.
It can happen... because it is happening!
In Philadelphia, more babies have died sharing a bed with an adult or another child than from child abuse. About 3,500 babies die every year in the United States from sleep related deaths, including SIDS.