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Alot of people ask me: "Why did you name your blog All things Sizzle?" and I tell them "Because, I love to try new things...exspecially things that are Hot and steamy:meaning:COOL." The next thing they ask me is: Are you talking about indecent things on your blog? No!!!! All things sizzle never talks about indecent things as it is a FAMILY friendly blog. We talk about great products,great food,great books,great giveaways and HOT deals. Who are you as a person? My name is Katie. I'm an aunt,fiance,sister, and childcare provider who also blogs and Works part time. I have a cat and I love love love coffee! (I know I'm all over the place!!)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Preventing Sudden Infant Death

New Study a Breakthrough in Preventing Sudden Infant Death

Today's release of a major study linking sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with low production of serotonin in the brainstem is a major breakthrough for families and physicians attempting to better understand the dangers of SIDS. Moreover, that Dr. Kinney, et al's work may lead to a concrete approach to identifying babies at risk for SIDS, the leading cause of death for infants between 1 and 12 months old in the United States is of profound importance. In addition, by showing a presence of a SIDS risk factor in 95% of all cases in this study, this research underscores the need for parents and caregivers to be ever vigilant in implementing all safe sleep/SIDS risk‐reduction practices.

The study will be published in the February 3rd issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association and was funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey‐based CJ Foundation for SIDS. Since 1994, the CJ Foundation has provided millions of dollars towards SIDS research projects, organizations, support programs and public education and awareness campaigns throughout the nation, making tremendous strides in its fight to eliminate SIDS.

Parents and caretakers of newborn infants can take simple steps that reduce the danger of SIDS

•Always laying your baby to sleep face up. Side and tummy positions are not safe; check with your doctor if your baby has breathing problems.

•Don’t smoke while pregnant and never smoke near your infant. While pregnant or considering pregnancy do not smoke. Never let others smoke near your baby. Smoking is a major risk factor for SIDS.

•Don’t let your baby get too hot. Overheating is a leading risk factor for SIDS. Dress your baby in as much or as little as you would wear. If your baby is sweating, has damp hair, or a heat rash, he or she may be too hot. Room fans have been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. Consider using a wearable blanket or other type of sleeper instead of a blanket.

•Lay your baby to sleep in an approved crib, on a firm mattress. Do not let the baby sleep on soft things, like a couch, pillow, sheepskin, foam pad, or waterbed. Remove all loose bedding, stuffed animals, and pillows from crib. Crib bumpers are not recommended and can be hazardous.

•Create a healthy lifestyle for you and your baby. When pregnant, see your doctor often and do not use drugs or alcohol. Talk with your doctor about changes in your baby and how your baby acts.

•If possible, breast feed your baby. Breast feeding has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.

•Offer your baby a pacifier at all sleep times. Pacifiers have been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS

•Put your baby on his or her tummy to play when your baby is awake and supervised. Make sure someone is always watching. “Tummy Time” is good for your baby because it makes neck and shoulder muscles stronger.

•Don’t share sleep surfaces. Adult beds, couches, and chairs are not safe for infant sleep and increase the risk of SIDS, suffocation and accidental infant death. After breast feeding put your baby back in his or her crib.

•Share these tips with everyone who cares for your baby.

For parents who suffered the loss of a baby, perhaps this study, by finding strong evidence of an underlying biological cause for SIDS, will give them peace of mind as well as hope that one day we will truly eliminate SIDS. Education is the key to keeping your baby safe. For more information on SIDS and ways in which you can support our mission, please visit us online at


Joe @ 20 To Life said...

Hi Katie!
I'm from New Zealand, and it is the highest death toll for SIDS in the world - and it makes my heart sad!
As a mother, I can't imagine taking every and all steps to ensure my child was safe! Great post - I don;t think this is a subject that has enough attention brought to it!
Well done and great blog!