Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sometimes referred to as crib death, is the unexplained death of a child who is less than a year old, typically during sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 1,500 infant deaths due to SIDS in 2016, and an additional 2,100 deaths due to unknown causes or accidental suffocation or strangulation.

As a leading Denver-area pediatric clinic, we know it’s important for parents and other caregivers to understand SIDS and have steps they can take to help minimize the risk.