SIDS risk by age
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant under the age of one.
The risk of SIDS is highest in the first six months of life, and the risk is particularly high between the ages of two and four months.
After the age of six months, the risk of SIDS begins to decline.
It’s important to note that the risk of SIDS can be greatly reduced by following safe sleep practices, such as placing infants on their backs to sleep, using a firm and flat sleep surface, and keeping the sleep environment smoke-free.
If you have concerns about your infant’s risk of SIDS, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for guidance and support.
They can provide you with information on safe sleep practices and help you make an informed decision that is best for your infant.
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