Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is an uncommon sleep disorder that usually affects children under the age of 1. We spoke to John Long, M.D., of Old Harding Pediatric Associates in Nashville, Tennessee, for one approach to the medical problems from which you or your loved ones may suffer when trying to sleep.
If you are concerned about SIDS, use this as a reference point before getting personalized medical advice from your doctor or other accredited sleep expert. --Shellie Braeuner
SIDS is the unexplained death of a child under the age of 1. In a typical SIDS scenario, a parent checks on who they believe is a sleeping child, only to find that the baby is dead. Subsequent medical exams find no reason for the child’s death.
Lay Sleeping Infants On Their Backs
Infants Must Sleep Alone
Empty The Crib
Use A Pacifier
Use A Fan
John Long, M.D., is a second-generation pediatrician at the prestigious Old Harding Pediatric Associates in Nashville, Tennessee. He studied undergraduate medicine at Duke University and earned his doctorate at Vanderbilt University, then completed his residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Long has received the Amos Christie Award at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for Excellence in Pediatrics, the Vanderbilt Hospital Award for Excellence and the Canby Robison Society Ideal Physician Award.
Do you have any experience with SIDS? What tips can you share?