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SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

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Ray’s Run

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Maple Grove

The 6th annual Ray's Run honors Ray, who passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when he was 4 months old. Proceeds from the run benefit SIDS families. Register for Ray's Run.

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Safe sleep habits for infants

Follow the sleep ABCs to provide the safest-possible environment for an infant.

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By Linda Lehmann, M.A., L.P.

For Health Professionals

The Minnesota SID Center maintains a wealth of information around safe sleep guidance materials for child care providers and training materials for health professionals. The Center also posts safety information about product recalls and alerts, along with timely news releases and related resources.

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Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center


At the Minnesota SID Center, we offer information and support for you and your family, no matter what the circumstances may be. Below are resources for you to share with your family and friends:

Grief Support

The Minnesota Sudden Infant Death (SID) Center counsels families and all affected individuals by offering a wide range of information and support. These include funeral assistance for newly bereaved families, grief resources, a parent support group, and our center newsletters for bereaved parents.


Multiple causes of Sudden Infant Death (SID) point to more than one pathway for prevention. Scientists are exploring many factors to determine the possible underlying causes for infants who die of SIDS. The physiological variables being examined include breathing and sleep patterns, the brain, the heart, development and function of the nervous system, and body chemical changes. Environmental factors, death scene investigations and autopsy findings are also considered.

Minnesota Child Care

Safe Sleep

What is the best way to reduce my baby's risk for SIDS, suffocation and other sleep related infant death?