October is National SIDS Awareness Month

October is National SIDS Awareness Month

Sudden, unexpected infant deaths affects 4,200 children in the United States each year.  Sudden Infant death syndrome (SIDS) is attributed to half of these deaths and is the leading cause of infant death for children 1–12 months in age.  Click here learn more about the risk factors associated with SIDS and take action to reduce the risk.

To support the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act, and to learn more about First Candle advocacy efforts, click here.

Because every baby deserves a first birthday.