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SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). The sudden, unexpected death of a child in which the autopsy does not show an explainable cause of death. Causes of SIDS. Childs inability to wake up Inability of the child's body to detect a build-up of Carbon Dioxide Brain abnormalities

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SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)


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    1. SIDS(sudden infant death syndrome) • The sudden, unexpected death of a child in which the autopsy does not show an explainable cause of death.

    2. Causes of SIDS • Childs inability to wake up • Inability of the child's body to detect a build-up of Carbon Dioxide • Brain abnormalities • Respiratory infection • Low birth rate (multiple births) • Exposure to smoke and drugs

    3. SIDS prevention • Sleeping on their back not side or stomach • Avoiding soft bedding • Sleep only in a crib • Lowering room temperature • Offering pacifier • Avoiding pillows

    4. SIDS facts • Occurs in every 1-1000 babies in the United States • Close to 3,000 babies die yearly in the United States • Most children die of SIDS during the winter • SIDS affects more boys than girls

    5. SIDS infant products • Infant positioners • Baby monitors • Crib tents • Breathing apparatuses

    6. Often occurrences • Infants of teenagers • Premature infants • Mothers who use drugs during pregnancy • Mothers who have children often • Mothers who have had previous children with SIDS