SIDS strikes without warning and has no cure and no doctors can predict that it will happen. SIDS happens to babies that are perfectly healthy and has nothing medically wrong with them. There are ways to try to reduce the risks of your baby dying from SIDS.
“Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a medical term that describes the sudden death of an infant which remains unexplained after all known and possible causes have been carefully ruled out through autopsy, death scene investigation, and review of the medical history.” http://sids-network.org/facts.htm
There is no way to prevent SIDS but here are some ways to help reduce the chances: making sure that your baby is sleeping in his or her crib (make sure the crib has a firm mattress with a tight-fitting sheet) and is asleep on their back, also there should be nothing in the crib with your baby including blankets if you can keep them warm without one, make sure your babies face is uncovered, no smoking around your baby and do not overheat or overdress.” Recent studies have begun to isolate several risk factors which, though not causes of SIDS in and of themselves, may play a role in some cases. We share this information with you in the interest of providing parents with the latest medical evidence from research in the U.S. and other countries in the hope of giving your baby the best possible chance to thrive.” http://sids-network.org/facts.htm
“SIDS prevention strategies include a well-ventilated sleeping room and putting infants on their back to sleep. Pacifiers and tummy time can help reduce known risk factors. Despite the gradual expansion of medical knowledge on SIDS causes and risk factors, definitive diagnosis remains difficult; infanticide and child abuse cases may be misdiagnosed as SIDS due to lack of evidence, and caretakers of SIDS victims are sometimes falsely accused of foul play. Accidental suffocations are also sometimes misdiagnosed as SIDS and vice versa.”[8”] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_infant_death_syndrome