SIDS Risk

  • Prenatal smoking (5 fold)
  • Bed sharing with a smoker, up to 10 fold if both parents smoke
  • Formula feeding (2 fold)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Baby unattended
  • Overheated
  • Prone position
  • Day care (2 fold risk at least)

Smothering Risk

  • Couches, sofas and soft reclining chairs (up to 50 fold risk)
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Formula feeding parents
  • Pets or siblings
  • Non parent
  • Overcrowded
  • Obese bed partner

EVIDENCE-BASED INFANT SLEEP INFORMATION

Prof. Helen Ball, Infant Sleep Laboratory, U.Durham UK

Prof. James McKenna, Mother/Baby Sleep Laboratory UND

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