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7 Ways to Reduce SIDS Risk

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About 3,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in the US from SIDS. There are ways to help reduce the risk:

-Place babies on their backs to sleep.

-Use a firm sleep surface and an approved crib.

-Do not share a bed with your baby.

-Keep soft objects, loose bedding out of the baby’s sleep area

-Use a pacifier

-Keep room at 60-70 degrees

-Don’t smoke during pregnancy

You can get more information about SIDS on CDC.gov