There's nothing that instills fear in new parents like the little four letter acronym for sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS is scary for any parent to even think about, but luckily with a bit of preparation and by implementing a few changes you can make to your lifestyle to reduce the risk of SIDS, the chances go down drastically.
According to What To Expect, the risk of SIDS is "very, very small" and most common in babies one to four months old. Although the cause of SIDS and other sudden unexpected infant death syndromes (SUIDS) is largely unknown, experts have found little lifestyle changes that make your baby as safe as possible when they're asleep, making the small risk even smaller.
Most of these changes are probably second nature to you, but they're worth going over again just in case. Some of them are as easy as spending a few dollars on a new fan or swaddle blanket. Others might require a huge lifestyle change if they apply to you. Whatever the case may be, you'll be able to rest easier knowing that you've taken all the necessary steps to ensure your baby is as safe as possible when they're sleeping soundly at night.