Back To Sleep Campaign: Keep Baby In Back Sleeping Position to Help Prevent SIDS
SIDS or the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a mysterious malady affecting babies more than a month old. This is more commonly known as “cot death” or “crib death” in some parts of the world. It has been extensively studied and researched to identify its causes.
Though there are speculated associations to this ailment, SIDS still remains without adequate medical explanation. Despite its lack of definite identifying causes, the good news is there are observed best practices that parents can do to prevent SIDS.
Back to Sleep Campaign
The Back to Sleep Campaign began in the late 80s through the 90s and is still being promoted today. It has been reported that in the Chinese custom where the supine infant sleeping position (face up) is being practiced, SIDS is a very rare case. Different countries followed suit since then and true enough, the incidence of SIDS lowered significantly.
How to Keep Baby in Back Sleeping Position
Back sleeping is the safest sleeping position for your baby and may be the best protection against SIDS. You would like to make sure that your baby does not roll over unto his stomach during sleep. There are a number of ways to do this.
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