If you have an infant in your home then Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is probably one of the scariest things that keeps you up at night. Knowing that your new baby could die in his sleep of an unknown cause is equally confusing and terrifying. But there are things you can do as a parent to make sleep a little safer for your newborn. If you are worried that your baby will become a victim of SIDS, you will want to know the best products to safeguard against SIDS.
SIDS is defined by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the unexplained death of an otherwise healthy infant, and is the leading cause of death for babies from 1 to 12-months-old. Additionally, the CDC noted that nearly 1500 infants died of SIDS in 2014.
Parents can do their part to create a safe sleeping environment for baby by taking precautions such as placing infants to sleep on their backs and keeping the crib clear of thick bedding and stuffed animals. However, it is important to note that the FDA has never approved a product claiming to prevent SIDS. In fact, they are asking manufacturers not to market their products as being able to prevent cases of SIDS in infants. With just a little effort, you and your baby can enjoy a safe and peaceful sleep.