crib death

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Synonyms for crib death

sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep

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Now you're going to tell me he's against crib death. Shocking!
Years ago a greater number of infants died for various reasons, and those deaths were contributed to "crib death" when it actually was an illness that nobody knew about yet.
Drama reaches an uncommon depth in a bracing flashback scene in which Billy as a child is told by his chagrined father how he nearly committed suicide following the crib death of his firstborn child, thus establishing an increasing sense of doom that some audiences will find chilling and others will find nearly unbearable.
Thus, nicotine's damage to this critical survival system may predispose the newborn to crib death, or SIDS.
Officers also may wonder if the case involves sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death.
Claiming it "was critical to protect this infant technology," Cox said the bill was important to ensure that the Internet not suffer "sudden crib death."
SIDS, sometimes known as crib death, is the major cause of death in babies from 1 month to 1 year of age.
She was 2 months old when she died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), also called crib death. Estefania's death, however, was especially tragic: she and her family were very poor.
Because most cases of SIDS occur when a baby is sleeping in a crib, SIDS is also commonly known as crib death.
At six months of age it succumbed to crib death. The mother felt she deserved to be punished.
For this reason, SIDS is sometimes referred to as "crib death".
The research involved 278 infants who died of SIDS, also called "crib death" or "cot death," and 729 healthy controls.
It remains a phenomenon, so studies continue to be done on the matter of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or what is sometimes referred to as "Crib Death".
Used in this manner, pacifiers may decrease the risk of crib death and might even be associated with a smaller incidence of otitis media.
Crib death Tests of babies who died of sudden infant death syndrome showed abnormal regulation of the chemical serotonin in their brains (170: 294).