Who is at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?

Newborns from the age of 2 to 4 months have the highest risk of Sudden Infant death syndrome. But, parents need to be aware SIDS is a potential risk for babies up to the age of 1 year. Since, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) started recommending back sleeping, the occurrence of SIDS have dropped to about 3000 deaths per year.  This is still an alarming number, so parents still need to be watchful in their baby care.

Some other factors parents should keep an eye out for:

1. More boys die of SIDS than girls.
2. A SIDS death happens quickly, with no signs of suffering.
3. More SIDS deaths occur in the colder months.

Reference:

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/sids/upload/PART_II.pdf