Sudden infant death syndrome (SUIDS) is a relatively common condition where infants die suddenly during the first few minutes of life. The condition is associated with a number of risk factors, such as prematurity, low birth weight, and sleep deprivation. Sudden infant death syndrome is often caused by a problem with the airway or the respiratory system. In the past, it was thought that SIDS was always caused by a problem in the breathing of the infant, but now researchers think that this is not always the case. Studies have found a link between SIDS and premature birth, which is defined as having a birth before the baby is completely born to the mother.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can be prevented by certain measures. One of these measures is hospital admission. All patients that are having complications with respiratory systems should immediately be placed under observation, especially those that are suspected of having a problem that could cause sudden infant death syndrome. If the cause of the death is determined to be SIDS, the patient will usually be given a regimen of drugs to prevent infections from occurring.
Some other risk factors associated with SIDS are obesity, fluid retention, prolonged crib death, smoking, alcohol abuse, and multiple births. Cigarette smoking has been found to increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in some studies. Alcohol use has also been associated with a higher risk of death from SIDS, particularly in black males. Research has found that women that smoke has a greater risk of having a child who dies from SIDS.
The risk of sudden infant death syndrome increases the following day, as well. This is when most babies suffer from suffocation from the crib. Women should not leave their babies in the crib for more than thirty minutes at a time, and they should make sure to get up and change positions every one hour so that they are ensuring that the baby is breathing on its own. The American Academy of Pediatrics has also stated that the risk of sudden infant death syndrome can be reduced to half by using appropriate bedding, appropriate toys, and by avoiding dangerous cribs and other products.
Cigarette smoking is the single largest cause of SIDS, accounting for approximately one-third of all SIDS cases. Cigarette smoking is known to increase the risk of SIDS by two to three times. Statistics show that children exposed to secondhand smoke are up to four times more likely to die from SIDS. Smoking causes various problems with the respiratory system, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, both of which are known causes of SIDS. It is believed that chronic bronchitis may be the cause of the sudden infant death syndrome seen in African American children, where the condition is hereditary and can lead to pneumonia, asthma, and in some severe cases, even death.
In addition to cigarette smoking, another leading cause of SIDS is being suffocated in bed by an object, such as a blanket or stuffed toy. Many infants who suffer from SIDS due to suffocation will have been wrapped in a blanket or stuffed toy before falling asleep. Other objects that can cause suffocation include stuffed animals, blankets, stuffed cars, stuffed animals, pillows, sheets, or even stuffed foods or drinks. It is very important to remove any potentially suffocating material from your baby’s bedding or crib before placing them in to avoid the risk of SIDS.
Another way to prevent the sudden and unexplained death of your infant is to ensure that your baby’s room is clean and free from anything that can be harmful. If your infant’s room appears to be completely disorganized, it may be due to the fact that there is too much clutter and the parents are unable to get their heads around how to organize their belongings. It is also very important to ensure that there are no toys, stuffed animals, or other toys in the room that are potentially dangerous. Also, it is vital to remove any type of blankets or stuffed animals in the room that could potentially suffocate your child, if they fall from their bed or from their crib.
Finally, the most effective way of preventing SIDS from occurring in your baby is through the use of bumper pads for infants. Bumper pads are specially designed and are placed on the top part of a baby crib or cradle to protect the baby’s head and body from any potentially dangerous objects falling on them. It is thought that nearly one-third of all SIDS deaths could have been prevented if the parents had placed bumper padding in the crib or cradle of their baby. It is important that you choose the correct size of the bumper pad and also that you position it in such a way that it is unlikely to be pushed over by the side of the baby. Research has shown that a baby should not be positioned close to a wall or bed, as they may start to sleep through the object that they are close to.