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The Top 6 Safe Sleep Patterns to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

As new parents, we’ve all laid awake at night worrying about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). It’s unsettling that we don’t know the exact causes of “crib death.” But here is what we do know: infants are at the highest risk of SIDS between two and three months of age. Even more hopeful is the research. Researchers have been able to determine what safe sleep patterns you can practice to decrease the risk of SIDS affecting your family. As parents, we can’t control it all. Physical factors such as babies who are born with brain abnormalities, a low birth weight, or who have had a recent cold, are more susceptible to SIDS. But there are physical conditions we, as parents, can control. Parents can directly reduce the risk of SIDS by following these 6 safe sleep patterns: 1. Place your baby on her back, always. Babies who are placed on…