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Default If your child is sick are they at a higher risk of SIDS? - 01-12-2009, 12:41 AM

My daughter has just started sneezing and coughing when i out her down tonight, she seems well other than that but i now cant sleep worrying he will get all clogged up and stp breathing morbid i know but are babies at a higher risk of SIDS when sick?She is almost 5 months old.
   
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Default 02-16-2009, 01:37 PM

Yes it does increase the chances when the child is sick, but just keep an eye on her and put her on her stomach so if she does start coughing she can get it out. Also if she is over 1 year, she is over the risk stage.
   
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Default 06-16-2009, 11:40 AM

Well, since you only got a few answers and they weren't very descriptive, I thought I'd put in my 2 cents. I have often wondered the same thing. I am so paranoid about placing my baby in her crib when she is sick (she is 6.5 months old), several nights I have just brought her to bed with my husband and I so I can keep an eye on her and take care of her if she wakes or cries during the night. We put a cool mist humidifier in her room to help her breathe at night. Usually if she gets too stuffy and is unable to breathe through her nose she will open her mouth and breathe through there just fine (just like us adults do in our sleep) or sometimes her stuffy nose will wake her up. And, boy, does she get mad mad mad when I use the saline spray and aspirator on her little nose, but it helps her breathe better and also helps her nurse better, poor little thing. We've been lucky that if she is fevered it usually breaks before bedtime, but I think we would also bring her into our room so we could monitor her. High fevers are scary anyways and then add the risk of SIDS to that, I would rather be right there with her just in case.
   
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Default 06-16-2009, 12:47 PM

I 2nd jatay...I worry about the same thing... my little one is getting over the nastiest thing...and needs breathing treatments and having trouble breathing/coughing, etc. I am glued to the monitor and check on her all the time...she has slept in my bed here a few nights, but I actually have had better luck w/ her in her crib (she seems to sleep better) but I am not sleeping that is for sure.I hope she feels better soon...does she have a fever?
   
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Default 06-16-2009, 01:26 PM

I don't know for sure if it makes her more at risk for SIDS, but I know it would make me worry too!Did you know that there is a monitor that has a pad you put under the baby's mattress that will sense her breathing and will set of an alarm if no movement is felt for 20 seconds? It is expensive, but we bought one for our first daughter and just bought another for our second (the first was lost in a fire). To me it was worth the $100 to be able to sleep soundly knowing for sure that if she stopped breathing, the alarm would go off. Plus it doubles as a regular sound monitor which you need anyway.It's made by Angelcare. You can get it at Babies R Us on the shelf, or if you don't mind waiting a few days, Target.com has a cheaper one for only $75. They're the same exact monitor, but the cheaper one comes with one receiver/parent unit, the other comes with two.
   
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