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When does the risk of SIDS decrease?

As a parent, the fear of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) can keep you up at night (literally). But when does the risk of SIDS decrease?

What is SIDS and why is it so scary?

SIDS is every parent's worst nightmare - the sudden and unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby, usually during sleep.

When does the risk of SIDS decrease?

Good news, weary parents! The risk of SIDS decreases significantly after the first six months of your baby's life. It's like a magic spell that slowly fades away as your little one grows and develops.

What can parents do to reduce the risk?

While you can't wrap your baby in bubble wrap (trust us, we've tried), there are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of SIDS. These include placing your baby on their back to sleep, using a firm mattress, and keeping the crib free of toys and loose bedding.

Is there a specific age when the risk is completely gone?

Unfortunately, there is no specific age when the risk of SIDS is completely gone. However, by the time your baby reaches their first birthday, the risk is extremely low. It's like the Sandman finally found the right address and decided to stay for good.

So, while the fear of SIDS may keep you up at night in the early months of your baby's life, rest assured that the risk decreases significantly as time goes on. Just remember to follow safe sleep practices and enjoy those precious moments with your little one.

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