Crib Death

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Crib Death, which is also called as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot death, is the sudden and unexplained death of a healthy baby that occurs while sleeping.

Symptoms and Signs

The condition has no apparent symptoms.


The cause of the condition is unknown. However, some factors such as smoking during or after pregnancy, the baby is lying on his or her stomach on soft pillows or bedding while sleeping, may possibly cause crib death.

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