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Question by RaeLynn Tingey
Submitted on 12/15/2003
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what causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

Answer by jen
Submitted on 12/27/2003
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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS, cot death) is the sudden, unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant, under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough post-mortem investigation. It is caused by smoke, sleeping wrong, soft mattresses,


Answer by Francine
Submitted on 12/29/2003
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I would like to add to the above response that the last user jen added.  

SIDS by defintion, is how she explained; however, it is NOT caused by smoke, sleeping wrong, soft mattresses, etc.  These are precautionary measures that every parent should use with an infant, not a cause.  Experts believe that these co factors can reduce SIDS, but they don't know for sure.  It is an educated guess based on alot of research.
Our daughter passed of SIDS, and we took all the precautionary measures; she was never exposed to smoke, she slept on her back, on a firm crib matress.  Autopsy reveiled that she did not soffocate, had no airway obstructions and she appeared to be a very healthy baby.  Our Dr. had examed her 2 days earlier and she was in the 95th percentile for an infant her age.  
They still haven't found a cause for SIDS, and I believe that is where parents are having false securities with the precautionary measures experts recommend.  They are what is best to do with any infant, however are not causes.  Babies whose parents have followed all these measures are still passing of SIDS.  A cause is still undetermined.


Answer by Doo Doo Pants
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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SIDS is an unexpected death due to infants of 6 months or youger of age.


Answer by CheesyBurrito
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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Sandra soriano loves Juan chicaiza and the babies will go 2 heaven.


Answer by Paul
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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Credit must be given to Medical science, which has done wonders for humanity to date. But the question to put forward is whether the causes of the SIDS phenomenon is solely within the realm of currently accepted of science.
As in the case with Dark Matter,science claimed its discovery, when all it did in fact was to actually became aware of the existence at a point in time, of Dark Matter which in fact had always been there in the first place.
It is a matter of `awareness` of what already exists beyond form, where most causes arise. Medically, it has finally become accepted that 90% of all causes of disease conditions are psychosomatic (causes of a mental or emotional nature) and beyond the orthodox thinking. There are still a lot of inroads to explore in these fields.
The theory in the more open-minded of humanity is that the causes of SIDS are anything but causes that science is able to establish for a long time to come.
The human being comes into form within the framework of time&space from abstract dimensions where he has abstract counterparts to his being and like Dark Matter he already exists before he takes on physical form.
The suggestion here is that the causes of the SIDS phenomenon have their causes seated at a level of his abstract counterpart, where only the symptom manifests. Unfortunately in the case of SIDS, the symptom is of a fatal nature and impossible to rectify or prevent through current scientific methods.
It is not just a matter of more resources for more and more research that is needed, but mainly an the virtue of a more open-minded mentality/attitude in those who are on the frontiers of research into phenomenon in general.
The causes are there to be discovered (same as dark matter was there to be discovered)but the possibility is that science is not yet courageous enough to venture beyond its current limitations resulting from rigid rules of black & white boundaries within which it currently operates.
Humanity needs answers and for us who suffer for our children we need a science that is a true service to the needs of humanity.
Humanity does not serve science; it is SCIENCE that needs to become a more open service to humanity at large.

Thank you.  


Answer by glen
Submitted on 5/3/2005
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I have 5 children,my last baby girl will turn 3 mths on may 17,2005.I have never had much fear on any of my other 4 kids dying of sids,I guess I didn't believe it would happen to any of my kids and thank God it didn't happen.How ever with this last pregnancy I have had many ups and downs and many complications,to mention a few panic and anxiety attacks were one of my biggest problems and thankfully they all stopped when I had the baby.I find they are coming right back because now I am constantly scared that it could happen to my baby no matter what precautions I take.I am desperately scared,this is just consuming my life.My belief is that doctors and researchers have to do better than that,they should hurry up and try and find this tragic solution before so much more precious lives die of this.I am an older mother now and I guess I took my other kids for granted since I was younger.I don't know what I would do without my baby.


Answer by monique
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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My daughter also died from sids..01-07-04
She was only 2 months and 26 days old..my first child..A very healthy baby girl the Docter says..There is no explanation as to why tradgedy take place...All I can say is that my time with my daughter will last a lifetime for me.


Answer by ayse gul
Submitted on 7/20/2006
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that is bad for others


Answer by Brandon
Submitted on 12/4/2006
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lying a baby facedown in a crib and when you lay the baby on its back and the baby throw up.


Answer by Andrew
Submitted on 12/4/2006
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I love school and in my family class we talk about topics like this all the time and honestly to me SIDS means shaking babies heads that have big heads like my friends Brandon and Tylerveich. You cant shake a babies head enspecially if the baby head is big!!!


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