Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is also identified as cot death is the sudden, unforeseen and unexplained death of an apparently well baby. In the UK, just under 300 babies die suddenly and unpredictably every year. This statistic may sound shocking, but SIDS is scarce and the risk of your baby dying from it is low. Most deaths happen in the course of the first six months of a baby’s life. Infants born too early or with a low birthweight are at bigger risk. SIDS also tends to be somewhat more common in baby boys. SIDS commonly occurs when a baby is asleep, although it can occasionally happen while they 're awake.

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