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Question by Amy
Submitted on 6/30/2003
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Is there any way to know when an infant is out of risk, aside from just the age of 1 year?

Answer by ilike420allways
Submitted on 7/5/2003
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my kids are 19,20&21 they are still at risk


Answer by Teresa3428
Submitted on 9/16/2003
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ilike420allways obviously has never suffered a loss due to SIDS. It is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a parent. My grandson Nikolas died April 8, 2003 of SIDS. In all of our searching we have not found anything that points to any signs or symptoms. There are some things we did find out that would have been nice to know. More males die from SIDS than females.
More babies die from SIDS during the months of October-April, the average age is four months, and usually not the first child. The only one of these four Niko didn't fit was he was six and a half weeks old. I'm sorry I wasn't able to answer your question, but I promise I'll keep looking.-
God Bless


Answer by Francine
Submitted on 10/14/2003
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I lost my daughter to SIDS one month ago yesterday.  I was very aware of the risks and took every precaution against it.  She was 10 days short of six mths.  She was very healthy and full of wonderful smiles and giggles.  The only risk categories that she fit into was that she was under the "risk age" and she was our third child.  The only other thing that we found out the hard way, was that SIDS babies cannot be saved, when it happens it happens.  We started CPR within minutes and it did not help, and we found out afterwards that it never does.  Whether, they have 'riskcategories' or not, does not bring me any comfort..... not enough is known about why it happens, and more research needs to eventually answer these questions.  Our other two children are 11 and 3 1/2 yrs; and I go into their rooms at least three times a night to make sure they are alright.  No matter what anyone says, until they know exactly why it happens, I will always be fearful.    


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