SIDS

Amanda - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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How many of you are worried about SIDS and your infant?

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Joanna Lynn - posted on 10/04/2012

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Please note that monitors will do NOTHING for SIDS prevention. A baby that is dying or has just died from SIDS cannot be revived! Their brain chemicals that tell them to breathe have been altered due to a toxin in the mattress that has been added to reduce flammability. Please research the Toxic gas theory of SIDS- it could be the answer and offer an actual preventative for SIDS.

Kaylynn - posted on 03/17/2010

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my baby has slept on his tummy since 2 months...he could hold up his head for 6-10 seconds that day he was born so i never really worried about it...that and i slept in the other bed in the room with him and slept so lightly that any movement woke me up...

Sarah - posted on 03/17/2010

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Absolutely. We always follow safe sleep practices, like back to sleep, no loose blankets, pillows, bumpers, soft toys, and no co-sleeping. Here's a great list of other tips: https://www.halosleep.com/keep_your_baby_safe/safe_sleep_tips/

Teresa - posted on 03/13/2010

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like Morgan i had a monitor as well, and i guess its pretty natual to worry about sids. now my worries are him picking up little objects and choking on them. if i don't hear him screaming, laughing, holloring, crying.... anything, i'm worried. if i hear him cry then i know he's not choking on something.... this is being MOM.

Danielle - posted on 03/10/2010

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im wasnt very worried..basically because when my daughter was a baby she had very strong neck muscles and was able to life and move her head around quite well from birth..she never really had the "wobbly head",lol....
But i still took precautions to do my best to prevent any risk of sids....thats just common sense.

Iridescent - posted on 03/09/2010

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It is a very good question. Some people aren't. We were, moderately so, but of higher concern were refluxing and vomiting issues for our kids. That meant we were told by the doctor to have 2 of them sleep on their stomachs. I was considered a high-risk for SIDS as an infant because I had severe sleep apnea (and apnea while awake).

Amanda - posted on 03/09/2010

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Thanks everyone for your responses. I was actually just wondering if there were a lot of paranoid mothers out there like me, or if most mothers thought it was really nothing to worry about. It seems like most are of the "nothing to worry about" camp. That's great. My son is five months old, and I freak out about it at times. I admit I love the fact that he snores because it's easy for me to know whether or not he's breathing! :)

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i worried everyday fron the day my son was born till he turned a year old i did everything they say to do that helps ruduce the rick of sids its scary

Shelby - posted on 03/09/2010

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I wasn't too aware of SIDS until I had a friend of mine lose her baby a month after he was born to SIDS. I had heard about it, but I guess it was one of those 'it can't happen to me' situations. After the loss of her baby I worried about it constantly! Like others, I would actually picture me finding him not breathing. My son is 4 months now and at times I still worry. We pray every night together! I have faith in God and I know he'll keep him safe:)

Jamie - posted on 03/09/2010

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I was paranoid, my daughter in 7 months old now, and since she was a few days old I had horrble dreams of loosing her to SIDS pretty much every time I fell asleep. I did have her sleeping on her tummy when she was 6 weeks, it was the ONLY way she would sleep, so I let her. I had many sleepless night just watching her breath because of the dreams, but it passes, I have no worries now.

Blackwood - posted on 03/09/2010

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I'm sooo worried about it. Some moms are and some not so much. Like some of the other moms mentioned, there is the Angle Care Monitor and just do what is recommended. Many infants who pass from SIDS don't just suddenly stop breathing without some of the factors. (eg. Smoking in home, smuggled by a blanket, stuffed toy, bumper pads, sleeping with a parent that has rolled onto them and they are showing that many parents that have done this, drinking and drugs a big factor, room temp too hot, sleeping on tummy). It's sooo hard not too worry. I used too worry to the point that I would actually "picture" finding my son not breathing. It's a horrible feeling. Remember the odds are on your side. Best of luck.

Karen - posted on 03/09/2010

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i never worried about it- like debora my baby slept on his tummy from five weeks on (i never let my son sleep on his back as that worried me more then anything. my friend almost lost her baby that way, she spit up in her sleep and it went back down her throat and choked her..by the time my friend went up to check on her she was turning blue).

Debora - posted on 03/09/2010

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I never was, had 4 kids, even let them sleep on their tummy's. No worries here.
Why do you ask?

Morgan - posted on 03/09/2010

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I invested in an angel care monitor :)

there expensive but so worth the peice of mind!!

It has a motion sensor so if baby stops breathing it sounds an alarm, I love it and have never worried about losing my daughter to SIDS.

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