SIDS news

Articles, research findings, and news announcements about SIDS and other issues related to infant death.


December 2012

  • Star Tribune series - Infant deaths in child care settings. Read
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) sues Nap Nanny. Read
  • Retailers voluntarily stop selling Nap Nanny after 5 infant deaths. Read

September 2012

  • National Institutes of Health expand "Back to Sleep" to "Safe Seep" campaign. Read

August 2012

  • Review of Child Deaths in Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Homes [PDF]

May 2012

  • Arms Reach Concepts recalls bed side sleeper due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. Read


October 2011

AAP expands guidelines for infant sleep safety and SIDS Risk Reduction. [PDF]

July 2011

Researchers develop mouse with 'off switch' in key brain cell population

March 2011
- 34th National Compassionate Friends Conference will be held July 15-17 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel, Minneapolis South in Bloomington. This conference will include nationally renowned speakers, over 100 workshops, sharing sessions, picture buttons, hospitality rooms, memory boards, and a national Walk to Remember. For more information or to register go to

Breast feeding and SIDS risk reduction - A recent research review published in on line Pediatrics, Vol 128, Number 1, July 2011, found that breast feeding is protective against SIDS and that this effect is stronger when breast feeding is exclusive.

April 2011
New crib requirements for child care providers effective December 28, 2012


Advances in SIDS Research
From KARE-11:
Dr. Patrick Carolan of the Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota responds to recent research findings about sudden infant death syndrome, and a Minneapolis mom discusses her family's tragic loss. (Feb. 2, 2010) Watch video »

November 2010
CPSC Educates New Parents on Safe Babywearing: Infant suffocation deaths in slings prompt renewed effort to warn moms and dads

July 2010
Hazardous Use of Car Seats Outside the Car in the United States, 2003–2007

June 2010
"Sudden, Unexpected Infant Death: Infant Mortality Trends, Parental Grief and the Role of the Public Health Nurse" Video Conference

March 2010
Curriculum for Nurses: Continuing Education Program on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction

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