Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected, and unexplained death of a baby under one year of age. SIDS is one of the leading causes of infant death in healthy infants between the age of one month and one year in Canada. SIDS can happen in any family. Why babies die from SIDS is not completely understood, but there are things you can do to help reduce the risk of SIDS and make your baby safer.