What Does SAFE SLEEP Look Like?
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What is Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUIDS) / Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the death of an infant under the age of one year that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. SUID includes deaths without a clear cause, such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and those from a known cause, such as suffocation. Common causes of SUID deaths include health conditions, injuries, and unsafe sleep environments. SIDS, which is a type of SUID, is the death of an infant under the age of one that cannot be explained after a full investigation. Some SUID deaths can be prevented by following a few key recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), or remembering the ABC's of Safe Sleep as shown below.