You know SIDS, but how familiar you are with SUDC?

April 11, 2008 Katja Presnal

You know SIDS, but how familiar you are with SUDC?



Most parents know about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), and how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

Quick Tips on Reducing the risk of SIDS:
1. Put baby to sleep on back.
2. Avoid loose blankets and too much bedding.
3. No smoking close to baby.
4. Breasfeed your baby and take good care of your baby, starting from a healthy pregnancy.
Read more…




SIDS is a syndrome for babies under one year old, and what many parents might not know, there is also SUDC, a horrible cousin of SIDS.

SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of one year old. SUDC is very rare, with a reported incidences in the United States of 1.3 deaths per 100,000 children (compare to 57 deaths per 100,000 for SIDS), and it is not as researched and well-known as SIDS.



SUDC is Rosie’s Reason



This girl here is Rosie, she is a happy 7 year old girl from Colorado and she and Monkey-Toes, a Colorado based children’s shoe company, joined their forces to support the SUDC Program and raise awareness for SUDC. The SUDC Program is part of the CJ Foundation for SIDS-a national health organization leading the fight against SIDS and SUDC.


“Live for a reason” tees 20$ at Monkey-Toes



Rosie drew the picture for the t-shirt she is wearing, and you can purchase the tee and share Rosie’s Reason. 10$ of each tee goes for research of SUDC to help us understand why this is happening and to create preventative measures.





LINKS:
SUDC Program
CJ Foundation for SIDS
Video to Ryan’s Ride
CJ’s Fund Raising Events across America
First Candle
Claire’s Ride for Reason
Kalahan K. Emery Memorial Fund
Angel Haley

Know a link related to SUDC/ SIDS? Let me know and I will add it.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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