Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is the sudden unexplained death of a sleeping baby under 1 year of age. SIDS is the most common cause of death in babies between 1 month and 1 year of age in the United States.
The exact cause of SIDS is not known. The risk is greater if:
There is no evidence that immunizations cause SIDS.
To help prevent SIDS:
Baby monitors have not been shown to prevent SIDS.
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