A SIDS death as "The sudden death of an infant or young child which is unexpected by history and in which a thorough post mortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause of death."
Sids usually occurs in babies over month one and under one year old. As by the sounds of it, this child was out of the normal age bracket for a sids accident. Infants under 6months of age acount for 83% of SIDS deaths.With the most at risk age group is 1-3months.
The recommendations to avoid sids in your child is
* Put baby on back to sleep
* Sleep with babies face uncovered
* Babies around cigarette smoke have a higher rate of SIDS
* Sheets and blankets to be tucked in no higher than babies shoulders and must be tucked in tightly
If your bubs has a habit of rolling over have u considered the cushions that go underneath them to prevent this?? They can be found in baby stores and ToysRUs.
If you are following the guidelines then i am sure you should be fine. Child death is a scary and upsetting occurence, and is not very common. The sids rate has been reduced dramatically in the recent years and with the SIDS and KIDS campaign. Please try not to be too worried!
For more information about SIDS visit the sids and kids website. www.sidsandkids.org.au
Hope this helps and hope u start feeling better soon!
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