SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is more commonly known as "Cot Death" or "Crib Death". Technically it doesn't relate to a specific type of death, rather the term is used to refer to any sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby under 1 year of age.

Key risk factors include smoking by the mother (or in the mother's presence) during pregnancy, exposure to tobacco smoke after birth, sleeping arrangements (important to ensure baby is not too hot/too heavily wrapped) and sleeping position (babies should be set to sleep on their backs to minimize risk).

"Reduce the risk" campaigns, designed to promote awareness of key risk factors, have significantly reduced the instance of cot deaths in industrialized countries over the past couple of decades.

This category is for sites providing information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, more commonly known as Cot Death or Crib Death.

Contains research institutes and charities focused on Cot Death / SIDS research and support.

This category is not for local support groups - these are listed here instead.

Please only suggest research institutes and (national) charities focused on Cot Death / SIDS research and support, to this category.

This category is not for local support groups - these should be suggested to the Support Groups category instead.

Contains research papers and theories associated with Cot Death (SIDS) and related conditions.
Please only suggest research papers and sites for theories associated with Cot Death (SIDS) and related conditions, to this category.
Contains local support groups (often combining fundraising activities).

Organisations that may provide support in addition to research, should be listed in the Organizations category - not here.

Please only suggest local support groups (often combining fundraising activities), to this category.

Organisations that may provide support in addition to research, should be suggested to the Organizations category - not here.