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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.

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