Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an infant. SIDS age range is from birth to 1 year of age. Approximately 2500 infants die from SIDS per year in the United States.

We do not know the cause of SIDS, but we have been able to associate certain risk factors. Babies at highest risk include preterm infants, infants exposed to cigarette smoke while in the womb, twin infants, infants in the first 4 month of life, just to name a few.

The following calculator has been developed to explore the different risk factors, as well as factors that decrease the risk for SIDS, and how they pertain to your baby and household. Check it out to keep your baby as safe as possible!  - Dr. Isham

SIDS Risk Calculator< Click here to use the SIDS Risk Calculator


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