October isÂ Sudden Infant Death SyndromeÂ (SIDS) Awareness Month
This is the perfect time to share SIDS information and resources with parents and families because:
SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month-1 year of age
4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep time from SIDS, accidental suffocation or unknown causes every year.
Â By providing knowledge and information necessary to ensure appropriate safe sleep environments, it’s possible to greatly reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant deaths. Take action! Use the following resources to help you share this important information: