NIH alerts caregivers to increase in SIDS risk during cold weather – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Infants are at higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, during colder months. But experts remind . . .
Willinger: The most important thing during any month is to place the baby to sleep on their backs for every sleep time.
Narrator: Dr. Marian Willinger at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development also recommends these steps: placing infants to sleep on a firm, safety approved mattress; avoiding overheating an infant during nap or sleep time; keeping toys, blankets, and other loose objects out of the crib, and never smoking around an infant. For more information on preventing SIDS, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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