Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is a term used to describe the sudden death of a baby younger than 1 year old from no immediately obvious cause. These deaths often happen during sleep or in the baby’s sleep area. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness provides families with information on preventing SUID through safe sleep practices.
The three commonly reported types of SUID include:
Creating a safe sleep environment for baby can reduce the risk for SUID. Always putting babies to sleep in a safe way is key to preventing SUID. The current recommendation for safe sleep for infants is the “ABC” method:
Other safe sleep tips include: