SIDS is the sudden unexpected death of an infant under one-year-old that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy. SIDS is the name when there is no known name, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. For that reason, it is incredibly difficult to give any assurance when it comes to avoiding the causes of it.
But there is data, and with that data, there are some well-established risk factors that can be taken into account when making decisions for your family.
In 1992 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gave the first recommendation to place babies on their back to sleep as a result of a broad study of SIDS. Later in 1996, the AAP revised their recommendation and started the “Back to Sleep” campaign (later renamed Safe to Sleep), stating back sleep is the only safe form of sleep for infants.
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