Unformatted text preview: waves of infants appear to differ qualitatively from those of adults who are dreaming. Page 127. Please know the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS is 1 in 1,000. SIDS is a disorder where seemingly healthy infants die in their sleep. The infant is put to bed at night and fails to wake up the next day. There is no known cause for this problem. The child doesn’t smother or choke rather they die a peaceful death. Simply forgetting to breathe. Boys and African American children are at the greatest risk. Low-birth-weight children are also at a greater risk as well as children of mother’s who smoke. There is a decline in SIDS taking place. See the graph on bottom of page 128. The rate of sudden infant death syndrome decreased in this country during the 1990’s because more babies sleep on their backs....
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- Winter '10
- Psychology, Sudden infant death syndrome, Pacifier