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Risks of Overheating

Be sure that you don’t overheat your baby with too much clothing and/or bedding and keep room temperature at what would be comfortable for a lightly clothed adult. Overheating, or thermal stress, is considered a leading cause of SIDS. Statistics show that SIDS deaths are more common during the winter months when parents may overbundle their babies in an effort to keep them warm. For sleep, use a wearable blanket or other type sleeper instead of blankets to keep your baby warm and safe. When bringing baby in from the outside, remember to remove outerwear and other coverings immediately and do not use blankets or other coverings as a weather or sun screen.