October is SIDS Awareness Month - Here's How You Can Help Save Lives
Here’s the really, really good news: in the last 20 years, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has decreased by 50% in the United States.
That drop is due in no small part to the internet - to access to safe sleep information and education, and the ability to quickly and effectively spread the word. It’s due to parents demanding safe cribs and baby sleep products from manufacturers and higher global standards for production and safety. Together, we’re working hard and saving precious, tiny lives.
And - SIDS is still the leading cause of death for infants between 1 month and 1 year of age in the US. For this reason, October is SIDS Awareness Month - a time when we all come together to aim our energy toward the solutions we know save lives - safe sleep practices, good postpartum support, and better access to resources for families in need.
So this October, we’re joining the cause to increase awareness AND action around SIDS. Though the exact cause of SIDS isn’t known, we DO know lots of ways to reduce risk. And we want to make sure they get shared with as many families as possible.