CDC has put out a fact sheet with the latest data on SUID. Types of SUID are Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), unknown cause, and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. While both unknown causes and SIDS rates are down, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed incidents are on the rise.
Accidental deaths can be avoided by following a few simple steps:
- Have your child sleep in his/her own bed without bumpers, covers, or loose fitting clothing. Make sure to dress your child in appropriate clothing so your child does not over heat.
- Make sure all bedding fits snug over mattress, and avoid placing objects in the crib which your child can become entangled.
- Do not sleep with your child on an adult mattress, couch, or chair.
- Make sure your child’s crib meets ASTM safety requirements.
You can visit We Make It Safer for more information on product recalls. They have a current list of cribs and sleeping items that have been recalled due to safety violations
Visit CDC to learn more about SUID, and what you can do to help provent it.