October is SIDS Awareness month and aden+anais are proud sponsors of the CJ Foundation supporting SIDS Awareness.
The CJ Foundation is a national non-profit organization devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant and early childhood deaths, supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, furthering parent and professional education and advocating for the health and survival of all children.
Recognized as one of the largest, leading SIDS organizations in the country, the CJ Foundation was founded in 1994 by Joel and Susan Hollander in memory of their daughter, Carly Jenna, who died from SIDS in 1993. Since its inception, the CJ Foundation has provided millions of dollars towards SIDS research projects, organizations, support programs and public education and awareness campaigns throughout the nation, making tremendous strides in its fight to eliminate SIDS. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.cjsids.org or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cjsids.
According to the CDC, SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants aged 1-12 months and infant suffocation is now the leading cause of accidental injury death in infants with the rate quadrupling between 1994 and 2004. Many deaths that were once called SIDS, because of better investigations, are now being labeled as suffocation. Based on CDC data, there are 4,600 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) in the U.S. every year. About half are determined to be SIDS, about 600 or so are determined to be a specific, non-SIDS/non-sleep-related cause. The rest (about 1,700), are mostly sleep-related and the babies are either bed sharing or are in a crib with blankets or other soft stuff–you can find the data here.
Safe sleeping environments reduce the risk of SIDS and accidental suffocation. aden+anais can help. They have great swaddling blankets and Sleeping Bags.
The aden + anais sleeping bags brings this lightweight fabric into the 21st century with colorful, stylish prints and an effortless design to keep a night’s rest safe, comfortable, and peaceful. The cozy collection is available in four layers of muslin to keep baby comfortably warm during cold wintry nights.