According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in UK, the number of unexplained infant deaths has continued to fall with the figures touching an all time low in 2010, the last evaluated year. But there are still concerns that more needs to be done to reduce the number further.
Tag: "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome"
Before they are born, a baby spends nine months in his mother’s womb and therefore instinctively recognizes that he is most safe close to his mom. Researchers are now pointing out that it is best for newborns to sleep with their mothers as separation from mothers leads to anxiety and stress in the infants.
While SIDS campaigns, like the “Back to Sleep” campaign have reduced the number of sudden infant deaths over the last four years, a recent study shows that there is still a need for continued education.
Where to put your baby down to sleep is a long-time controversy for experts and parents. Some say cribs are the only safe place for a baby to sleep, while others say sleeping next to parents is the best. One child expert is bucking the common advice given by joining the cosleeping bandwagon.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a too common and too little understood condition in which an infant dies suddenly for no clearly understood reason. New research may have found a missing key however. The brain chemical serotonin could be the missing ingredient in many SIDS cases.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to stop using infant sleep positioners. Over the past 13 years, CPSC and the FDA have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of 1 month and 4 months who died when they suffocated in sleep positioners or became trapped and suffocated between a sleep positioner and the side of a crib or bassinet.
In what seems like an answer to the all important question of what causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, a research team in Children’s Hospital, Boston has found that it might be due to the deficiency of a chemical in the brain.
According to a study published this week, measures, such as simple as using a fan or opening a window could reduce the danger of sudden infant death syndrome. Kimberly Coleman-Phox and colleagues at Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research in Oakland, California found that infants who slept in a bedroom with a fan had a 72 [...]
As we have reported on many occasions, babies of smoking moms are more likely to be born prematurely and have low birth weight, grow slower, and be at greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). When babies are born too soon, their lungs aren’t as developed as full-term babies (born 38 to 42 weeks [...]
On June 22, 1987 Christopher Blum passed away, just eight hours after he was given a triple vaccine for diphtheria, polio and tetanus. At that time the couple refused to sign the baby’s death certificate because they didn’t believe the coroner’s reason for his death. Steve and Mathilde believed then and now that Christopher died [...]
According to a new University of Manitoba study to be released this week, the majority of new parents bring their infant to bed on an occasional or regular basis. The study was funded by The Manitoba Institute of Child Health in 2005. They distributed 1,100 questionnaires to every mom who gave birth within the month. [...]