SIDS Awareness Month: Lower Your Baby’s Risk of SIDS


October is SIDS Awareness Month. According to 2015-2019 Delaware data, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), commonly referred to as Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID), accounted for 2.1% of black infant deaths and 0.5% of white infant deaths. While SIDS cannot be 100% prevented, there are four easy steps you can take to lower your baby’s risk. They are The Four Rules of Safe Sleep:

  1. SLEEP ALONE: Babies should NEVER sleep in a bed with anyone.
  2. ON BACK: Babies should ALWAYS sleep on their backs.
  3. EMPTY CRIB: There should be NOTHING in the crib with your baby.
  4. SMOKE FREE: Keep baby’s environment SMOKE FREE.

If you would like to learn more about Safe Sleep, visit the Long Live Dreams campaign by clicking here. You can also follow DE Thrives on Twitter and Facebook for Safe Sleep updates and more!