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British Columbia Specific Information
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs when a baby dies suddenly while sleeping. SIDS is most common between 2 and 4 months of age. It is important that your baby always has a safe place to sleep. Click on the links below to learn more.
- Caring for Kids – Safe sleep for babies
- HealthLinkBC File #46 Sleep Related Infant Death
- HealthLinkBC File #107 Safe Sleeping for Babies
- Safe Sleeping
- Safer Sleep For My Baby
- Public Health Agency of Canada: Safe Sleep for Your Baby brochure
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken baby syndrome is a term used to describe the signs and symptoms resulting from shaking a baby. These injuries often happen because a parent or caregiver gets frustrated with the baby's crying, temporarily loses control and violently shakes the baby. Click on the links below to learn more.
- HealthLinkBC File #86 Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
- The Period of Purple Crying
- Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC
To help prevent or report child abuse, call the Helpline for Children toll-free at 310-1234 (no area code needed). If there is immediate danger call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.