This week, as we consider public health measures that impact children’s development, I am going to focus on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and share information, research and resources on this topic in the blog space.
I decided to explore this topic because our community was recently rocked with the death of an infant on her very first day at child care. I went to high school with the baby’s mother, which makes it all the more real and close to home. Knowing that there can be really no answers when SIDS is at hand.
There is so much to consider in a case like this, both on the part of the provider, which clearly had negligence and issues of their own to deal with, or the notion that the result could have been the same whether at home or at child care.
A local report can be found at this link: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/northampton-county/index.ssf/2016/04/incompetence_negligence_leads.html