General Information On SIDS
General Information On S.I.D.S.
* SIDS, aka "crib death", is the death of a baby younger than one year old without a known cause.
* It is the leading cause of death for babies up to a year old.
* In the occurrence of SIDS, a baby is found dead in his/her crib after being laid down for a nap.
* No diagnostic test or exam can predict whether a baby is likely to die of SIDS.
The following chart shows the U.S. Annual SIDS Rate per 1000 Live Births: