Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

SIDS Rate Cut In Half Over Last 20 Years

Infant-baby-sleepingAfter dropping for years, the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the United States has stayed somewhat level for some time, so experts are again reminding parents and providers about the importance of safe sleep habits.  

Child-care educator Cory Woosley says babies always should sleep on a firm mattress with a fitted sheet and on their backs.

Since 1990, the SIDS rate in the U.S. has declined by more than 50-percent, but it is still the leading cause of death for those ages one year and younger, with more than 2,000 SIDS victims each year.

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