Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in babies under 1 year old. It can happen at any time, day or night and usually while the baby is sleeping. There are many things that parents can do to help reduce the risk of SIDS and these include:

The exact cause of SIDS is unknown, but the risk increases when an infant shares a bed with parents or other caregivers, smokes during pregnancy, has parents who smoke around them, or has a low birth weight.