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Someone got me on the SIDS kick again... Lexi Rae Tea 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 337 posts
24th Dec '12

Just when I started to relax :(
I give birth in 6 weeks and someone told me that not only is sids more common in teen pregnancy, but even more so in subsequent teen pregnancies.
Needless to say, I'm 18, had my first son february 1st 2011, and am currently freaking the hell out.



I was directed to this website :
http://stopsidsnow.com/Orders.html



It says SIDS is really only preventable with this mattress cover and with his due date nearing in I can't afford it...



:c

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15218 posts
24th Dec '12

Why obsess over something you have no control over?



Asteroids kill people, bird flu kills people, drive by shootings, vending machines, etc. But you're not worried about those. Stop wasting perfectly good time worrying about something you can't prevent.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
24th Dec '12

I'd say the only reason SIDS is higher in teen parenting because they don't know any better :?



SIDS is completely random and all you can do to "prevent" it is basic things like making sure your baby doesn't have any pillows or bulky blankets.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
24th Dec '12

A cover isn't going to prevent SIDS either.....The cause of SIDS is unknown.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
24th Dec '12

SIDS is not preventable. You can supposedly lessen the chances of it happening by following certain guidelines.
I lost a brother to SIDS. He slept in a crib with no thick blankets or bumper guards. Your best bet is to stop worrying or invest in some kind of sensor monitor.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
24th Dec '12

If god forbid such a thing happened, a mattress cover wouldn't prevent it. Try not to obsess over it. Sending you good thoughts!

Sueanne+2 2 kids; Bethlehem, PA, United States 1873 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting Mom-moo:" If god forbid such a thing happened, a mattress cover wouldn't prevent it. Try not to obsess over it. Sending you good thoughts!"


:!: It's sad but true, just selfish companies trying to make money off of parents worrying. Like she said, don't obsess over it.

Legendary Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Beverly Hills, California 54591 posts
status 24th Dec '12

Only sure way to prevent your kids from dying in strange, unexplainable ways is not to have them.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
24th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Amanda:</b>" Only sure way to prevent your kids from dying in strange, unexplainable ways is not to have them. "</blockquote>




This is sad but true.

mommytotxa ♡ 2 kids; Kansas 1986 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting The Blissful Six:" SIDS is not preventable. You can supposedly lessen the chances of it happening by following certain guidelines. ... [snip!] ... in a crib with no thick blankets or bumper guards. Your best bet is to stop worrying or invest in some kind of sensor monitor."


I have the AngelCare movement monitor.

October2011 Due April 3; 1 child; Pennsylvania 6494 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting Catrina [+2] ♡:" I have the AngelCare movement monitor. "



yes. OP buy this..it will ease you mind considerably...i remember talking to u about that the other night.
by the way ive never heard of that whole mattress wrapping thing.

Done with Drama 2 kids; California 8183 posts
24th Dec '12

I am scared to death of SIDS so both of my babies bed share with me until they are weaned. I didnt get any sort of fancy mattress pad, different sheets or of the sort. I just sleep lighter and make sure there are no pillows around where he sleeps.



The monitors that you can put under baby do ease your minds BUT they are pricey as hell and I ended up not using mine after about 2-3 weeks.

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9395 posts
status 24th Dec '12

A mattress cover will not prevent it. The cause of SIDS is unknown. If you are very worried about it get a movement monitor that will alert you if baby stops breathing

his*mama TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Portland, Oregon 3284 posts
24th Dec '12

Google things to lower the risk of sids. there are actually quite a few things that they say can help

mommytotxa ♡ 2 kids; Kansas 1986 posts
24th Dec '12

I can't sleep without the movement monitor on. I lost my first daughter last November to undiagnosed heart defects, and she stopped breathing in her crib. I'm paranoid.