ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Symptoms

Updated on November 10, 2009

 SIDS

Sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS is defined as the sudden death of an infant younger than 1 year of age. Some people call SIDS as crib death and is the leading cause of death in babies 1 month to 1 year of age. Most SIDS death happen in babies under 6 months old. SIDS death is often associated with sleep, with no signs of suffering.

Sudden infant death syndrome
Sudden infant death syndrome

Symptoms of sudden infant death syndrome:

 There are no symptoms or warning signs of SIDS. These babies generally appear healthy or may have an upper respiratory infection or gastroenteritis in the last 2 weeks before their death.

How to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome:

  1. Always place your baby on his back to sleep, even for naps. This is the safest sleep position for a baby to lower the risk of SIDS.
  2. Always place your baby to sleep on a firm, flat mattress. Research has shown that placing your baby on soft mattresses greatly increases the risk of SIDS.
  3. Avoid stuffed toys from your baby's sleep area. Keep all your pillows, comforters, and other soft items away from your baby's sleep area.
  4. Try to make sure no one smokes around your baby.
  5. Keep your baby in a warm environmemt. To many blankets or dresses may overheat your baby.
  6. Make sure your infant's face and head stay uncovered during sleep.

Facts about SIDS:

  • Most SIDS death happen in infant under 6 months old.
  • Babies sleep on their stomachs are more likely to die of SIDS than babies sleep on their backs to sleep.
  • Babies are more lilkely to die of SIDS if they are placed to sleep on top of soft bedding.


Diagnosis and tests of sids:

Diagnosis of SIDS is done by autopsy. Autopsies may be required by state law in an unexplainable death of the infant. Autopsy results are not able to confirm a cause of death, but may help add to the existing knowledge about SIDS.

What is sudden infant death syndrome?

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • rihamah profile image

      rihamah 

      7 years ago

      Great hub and very helpful tips. I've written hubs about baby monitors which are very helpful in reducing SIDS. I'd love it if you can check it out and leave me your feedback.

      https://hubpages.com/family/2-way-baby-monitor

    • profile image

      Janine houston 

      8 years ago

      Am not sure if am pregnant i had unprotected sex about 1 week ago and don't know whens the best time to chaeck if am pregnant i don't know if getting a pregnancy test just now will work or to wait a few more days what do you mums think

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)