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There are many things that may put your baby at risk while sleeping. Some risks may even be deadly if they experience suffocation, strangulation, entrapment, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) - a term attributed to any infant death that cannot be explained. SIDS differs from sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), a term used to describe sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than 1 year old in which the cause was not obvious before investigation
According to the CDC, in 2017, there were 3,600 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) in the United States. These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediate obvious cause. The three commonly reported types of SUID include: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); unknown cause; and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.
Per the CDC, in 2017, there were about 1,400 deaths due to SIDS; about 1,300 deaths due to unknown causes; and about 900 deaths due to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.
It is important for parents to always choose a safe sleeping environment for their baby during naps and at night. Where and how he or she will sleep is vital to the baby's safety. Here are some useful prevention tips for parents to keep their baby safe during sleep.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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