ConcussionConcussion ManagementDrivingEbolaEmergency Medical ServicesEpidemiologyEvery Woman MattersHANHealth NavigationHealthcare Associated InfectionsHeart Disease and Stroke Prevention ProgramImmunizationInjury PreventionJoint Data CenterMaternal Child Adolescent HealthMCH Block GrantNebraska Colon Cancer Screening ProgramNebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention ProgramOccupational Safety and Health SurveillanceOral HealthPalliativeCareRural HealthSearchSHIPSIDSCurrently selectedTobacco Hurts BusinessWomens & Mens Health ProgramsWomens Health InitiativesWorkplace Wellness Toolkit Maternal Infant Home Page SIDS Homepage Risk Factors Pregnancy Babies Sleep Associated Risk Triple Risk Factor Protective Factors Resources State Statutes Risk Factors Babies at Risk Several factors increase a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Low birth weight infants Premature infants Sex of the baby, boys have a higher incidence of SIDS Race: African American, American Indian or Native Alaskan babies have a higher risk for SIDS. Watch video: Brothers United–Safe Sleep Babies who sleep on their stomachs Babies used to sleeping on their back are switched to sleep on their stomachs Secondhand smoke Baby’s age Increased vulnerability to SIDS when they are 1 to 6 months old with the peak time during 2-3 months of age. SIDS may occur up to one year of age. Overheating / over dressing your baby Increased risk of SIDS Evidence of a recent respiratory infections within four weeks of death was commonly revealed on autopsies Siblings of a baby who died of SIDS have a small risk of SIDS possibly linked to a genetic disorder. References About Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Online] 07 07, 2014. About SUID and SIDS Safe to Sleep. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. [Online] 07 07, 2014. [Cited: 07 07, 2014.] NICHD Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). KidsHealth. [Online] [Cited: 07 07, 2014.] Kids health SIDS Risk Factors and Causes of SIDS. SIDS America . [Online] [Cited: 07 07, 2014.] SIDS America For More Information Contact: Jackie Moline, RN, BSN Maternal-Infant Community Health Nurse, Sr. Maternal & Infant Health Program DHHS - Division of Public Health (402) 471-0165 - Cell (402) 326-6415 - Fax (402) 471-7049 firstname.lastname@example.org Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.