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- abbr. sudden infant death syndrome
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- sudden infant death syndrome
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- n. sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
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The term SIDS is defined as the sudden death of an infant younger than one year of age that remains unexplained despite thorough medical investigation.
But, Tackitt says, often the term SIDS comes up prematurely.
And some are questioning whether the term SIDS remains relevant at all.
Instead of the term SIDS, the certifiers used other terms, including "sudden infant death" and "sudden unexpected death in infancy."
In Baltimore, public health officials have replaced the term "SIDS" with these ABCs: Alone.
Threre seems to be a confusion between the term SIDS and infant suffocation.
Asked if she can imagine dropping the term "SIDS" at some point, she says, "Oh yeah, I can imagine a time when we just talk about safe sleep.
One of the things I learned about SIDS is how controversial it issometimes it turns out to be a convenient alibi for a child abuser, but sometimes grieving parents are unfairly cast under suspicion, compounding their tragedy.
You put your finger right on itexactly as you say, SIDS is one of those modern mysteries that still manages to confound us, so I felt that it could offer a very authentic and intimate sort of realism to a novel.
Sudden infant death syndrome, more commonly known as SIDS, is a condition in which an infant dies suddenly for unexplained reasons in their sleep.