Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib or cot death, is a medical term, describing the unexpected death of a child under one year of age. Recent studies show that many more children die of SIDS in a year than all who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, and other diseases combined. According to experts the sudden death of the infants may be prevented by eliminating the risk factors, providing support and better education to parents. Learn more about the sudden infant death syndrome, its potential causes, symptoms, and treatment in this book.