The relationship between SIDS and climate

A study conducted by Beal and Porter from the Adelaide Children’s Hospital in South Australia found the single most important factor influencing the incidence of SIDS is the climate.

How is this so?

The potential reason being in colder months, parent’s don’t swaddle their newborn and then have loose cots that can potential pose a hazard for newborns.  This risk can easily be taught and trained for parents.

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