October was SIDS Awareness Month. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the #1 cause of death for healthy infants under the age of one in Canada. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society recommend practicing the ABCs of Safe Sleep to help reduce the risk of SIDS.
Babies should sleep Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib.
Moms, dads, and caregivers need to speak together on the main steps to reduce the likelihood of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths:
Practicing these ABCs can mean happy, healthy, and safe sleep for everyone.