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by fakhria13


  1.  http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sleep/sids.html

You can find information for teens, kids, and parents on this site. It is the most appropriate website for anyone reading. This site provides the right amount of information to education someone on the top and a guide for first-time parents. “Despite the possible pros, various U.S. medical groups warn parents not to place their infants to sleep in adult beds due to serious safety risks. Bed-sharing puts babies at risk of suffocation, strangulation, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Studies have found that bed-sharing is the most common cause of deaths in babies, especially those 3 months and younger.”

2)  http://www.cdc.gov/SIDS/index.htm

The latest statistics and data are provided on this site. It also provides relates syndromes that may take an infant’s life, such as SUID. A pdf file for reporting SIDS is available. This site is geared to adults. “Guides investigators through the steps involved in an investigation. Allows investigators to document their findings easily and consistently. Produces information that researchers can use to recognize new threats and risk factors for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).”

3) http://sids.org/what-is-sidssuid/sids-accidental-suffocation/

This site gives tips on how to make an infant’s environment safe and comfortable to prevent the infant from suffocating. This site is geared to any age group.“In the United States in the last 20 years there has been a decrease in deaths classified as SIDS and an increase in those classified as accidental suffocation. Sleep-related deaths have leveled off at about 4,000 each year.” 

4) http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sudden-infant-death-syndrome/basics/causes/con-20020269

This site offers environmental and physical factors that may cause SIDS. Environmental factors such as sleeping with parents, sleeping on a soft surface, and sleeping on the stomach or side. The site is a good and easy read which is appropriate for any age group. “Brain abnormalities. Some infants are born with problems that make them more likely to die of SIDS. In many of these babies, the portion of the brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep doesn’t work properly.”

5) https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/Preventing-SIDS.aspx

Breastfeeding as much and for as long as one can reduce SIDS! This is a great resource because it lists all the ways one can reduce SIDS besides placing an infant on his or her back. “Keep your baby away from smokers and places where people smoke. If you smoke, try to quit. However, until you can quit, keep your car and home smoke-free. Don’t smoke inside your home or car and don’t smoke anywhere near your baby, even if you are outside.” This site is appropriate for any age group.

6) http://www.medicinenet.com/sids/page4.htm#can_sids_be_prevented

The source provides ways to prevent SIDS and what precautions one should take every day. Alarm around the child is always useful. Doctor-prescribed monitors are available that sound an alarm if the baby’s breathing or heartbeat stops. These monitors use three electrodes to detect movements of the chest wall and monitor respiratory rate and heart rate. In case of breathing irregularities or decreased heart activity, the device gives off an audible and/or visual alarm.”

7) https://www.healthychild.com/has-the-cause-of-crib-death-sids-been-found/

Toxic mattresses! It is proven that the toxic gases in mattresses may be a cause of death in infants. This site provides how or what type of mattress to purchase. Organic crib mattresses are available. “Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death or cot death, is the number one cause of death for infants from one month to one year of age. 90% of all SIDS deaths are in babies under six months old.”

8) http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/sleep-naps-12/sids-prevention

10 steps to help prevent SIDS is available on this site which is appropriate or any age group. Evidence shows babies who’ve been immunized in accordance with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC have a 50% reduced risk of SIDS compared with babies who aren’t fully immunized.”

9) http://www.parents.com/baby/health/sids/new-ways-to-prevent-sids/

Another site that provides ways to reduce the risks of SIDS. This would be appropriate for parents. “Three out of five SIDS victims are boys. African-American and Native American infants are two to three times more prone to the syndrome.”

10) http://www.babycenter.com/baby-sleep-safety

A great read for parents. Gives a better understanding for the causes of SIDS. “The researchers found that infants who died from SIDS had lower than normal levels of serotonin in the brainstem. Serotonin helps regulate breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure during sleep.”