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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Resources - The Band Back Together Project
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also called "crib death" and "cot death," is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. Although the cause is unknown, it appears that SIDS might be associated with defects in the portion of an infant's brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep.