Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a terrifying condition that medical professionals can't quite seem to explain. It's only natural that you'd want to do everything in your power to prevent against it, and find out about all the things you can do in the nursery to reduce the risk of SIDS.
According to the Mayo Clinic, SIDS is "the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old." The cause is still unknown, and because researchers haven't been able to figure SIDS out completely, as a parent, it's important to take as many preventative measures as you can. Though SIDS prevention starts when your baby is still in the womb, by taking good care of yourself while you're carrying your child and doing a few fairly obvious things — such as not smoking cigarettes, not drinking, and avoiding second hand smoke, according to Medical News Today —there is a lot you can do after your baby is born to reduce thier SIDS risk. Though it can be tempting to keep adorable stuffed animals in your child's crib, wrap them up in cozy blankets, and more, you'll want to think twice, and read through this list of things you can do in the nursery to reduce the risk of SIDS.