NIH alerts caregivers to increase in SIDS risk during cold weather – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts say during colder months, parents and caregivers should dress infants in light clothing for sleep and keep rooms at a temperature comfortable for adults. Dr. Marian Willinger at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development adds:
Willinger: And if you're outside with the baby and you have heavy outerwear on the baby, when you come inside you need to remove the outerwear even if the baby is asleep . . .. If the baby overheats it increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Narrator: SIDS is the sudden and unexpected death of an infant which cannot be explained. For details, 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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