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SIDS is still a problem. Here’s how to prevent it.


Keep the blankets away! (smila4 / Flickr)

SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is still a big problem in the U.S., according to new studies.

1,500 babies die every year because of unsafe sleep environments. And up to 93% of babies aren't put to bed safely.

Most parents place infants in cribs on their stomachs or sides, on soft sleep surfaces, in loose bedding or in their own beds. All those are no-no-no-nos.

Here’s how to properly place a baby in a crib: lay the child on his or her back, and make sure stuffed animals, loose blankets, pillows, pads and other suffocators are out of reach.

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SIDS is still a problem. Here’s how to prevent it.

Brianna Snyder

Brianna has been working in media since 2005, when she left Westfield University in Massachusetts and became the listings editor at an alt-weekly in Hartford. Now, she's the senior editor at the Times Union Magazine Division in Albany, N.Y. She cares very much about news, Beyonce, the Internet, gin and tonic and that Vine of this one puppy who keeps falling asleep and smooshing his face on a pillow. Follow: @BriannaLSnyder or BriannaSnyder.com

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