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Answered 2015-07-15 21:35:17

The American Association of Pediatrics recommended in 1992 that infants be placed on the sides or on their back as this has some evidence of reducing the rate of SIDS in some areas. Death from aspiration of vomit is much rarer than SIDS. Not all doctors are convinced, and babies have died of SIDS while sleeping on their side or back. Most parent groups (and the original FAQ author) recommend the back or side placing just in case.

There are several devices to help keep you infant propped up, but as soon as they start squirming a lot you probably cannot use them.

Constant worrying about the possibility of SIDS and constant checking on the baby will not safeguard a child from SIDS. It will only serve to exhaust the parents and to increase their worries.

The first few months (and beyond!) is a time best spent by enjoying, loving, and watching your child grow and develop. Recognize the fact that you are not alone in your concern for your child. And remember that SIDS is not a common occurrence � of every 1000 babies born, 998 infants will NOT become SIDS victims.

No, you can not prevent SIDS. You can lower the risks but it is not preventable. They don't know why these babies die. If you don't know why, then you can't prevent it.

I can assure you that SIDS can in no way be prevented- you can follow steps to lower the risk but it can not be prevented. Every hour of every day another baby somewhere in this world dies from SIDS- it was stated that SIDS is an uncommon occurance and that you should not worry- well SIDS is more common than most people know and those people remain ignorant to the actual facts until it happens to them or someone they know. You should worry- every baby is at risk and SIDS is not prejudice in any way. So NO SIDS CAN NOT BE PREVENTED.....

no it isn't curable or preventabel but there are alot of things you ccan do to help the risk.

Most people want to believe you can, by simply placing your baby on its back , but this does NOT prevent SID's, because my very son was on his back and is no longer here. NO you cannot prevent something until you absolutely know its causes. Supplemental newborn screening can absolutely prevent 5% of Suddent Infant Deaths. Other than that, I am not aware of any absolute preventative and I have been researching SID's for over 3 years straight.

Check out my answer in the SIDS risk factor section. I am inclined to believe the theory that SIDS is caused by mildew which eats fire retardant chemicals in the crib mattress, which in turn creates poison gas. In New Zealand, 100,000 babies have slept on mattresses covered by a product which is essentially a sheet of a certain type of plastic, with no SIDS fatalities.

I am only about 95% convinced, but I would buy this product for my next baby, and I think other people in the US need to know, and the US needs to spend some public money researching this in an unbiased manner.

I believe 100% in the toxic gas theory for crib death. Babies are dying because of the toxic nerve gases released by their mattresses. This was discovered by an independent scientist quite by accident and not the result of lots of money which is currently going down the tubes in the US. Some "SIDS" babies are dying of other causes, including other environmental poisons (cigarettes, cleaning products, chemical overload) as well as vaccines. Many doctors still don't want to believe that vaccines are killing babies and will label a vaccine death as "SIDS". So in this vein, "SIDS" is not preventable, but crib death IS if you use the mattress cover that prohibits the gases from being released into the baby's air.

The mattress as the culprit sounds quite reasonable if we take into account that sleeping on their backs and avoiding fluffy blankets has reduced fatalities by about 40% since it was promoted. Obviously, if the baby has more opportunity to breathe in oxygen, the toxic gas is not as toxic. What puzzles me is the other theory that the same bacteria that causes cavities or stomach ulcers may be responsible to hinder proper oxygen supply to the baby`s heart and brain. It is the bacteria that caregivers can pass on to the little ones by kissing or sharing eating utensils. The bacteria was apparently found in larger amounts in babies who passed away through SIDS. However, no theory will ever ease the parents` loss.

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