Sudden infant death syndrome (syn. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a previously normal and healthy infant without a clear medical reason being found.
There is no clear explanation for the sudden infant death so far. One assumes a multifactorial genesis. Numerous studies have identified the risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome, from which the recommendations for safe sleep are derived.
In 2020, 84 children died of sudden infant death syndrome in Germany (for comparison, 773,144 children were born in 2020). 30 years ago, more than 1000 children a year died of sudden infant death syndrome.
What is the main cause of SIDS?
What are 3 things that can cause SIDS?
What happens during a SIDS death?
How do you prevent SIDS in babies?