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Frusterated

Jackson, OH

#1 Sep 18, 2012
i do not beleive in SIDS! I know more than four personal cases where the coroner ruled it as SIDS when the truth is the parents were neglectful and rolled over on their babies or over medicated them with night time sleeping medicine! Its SICK!! If someone out there knows of an instance where a baby just dies for no reason then please say so...caz at this point I am a firm believer that when babies die it is because of neglect wether it be accidental or on purpose-but that there is no such thing as an unexplainable death!
mommy1

Ray, OH

#2 Sep 19, 2012
I don't really know how much I believe that SIDS is a "condition" or "cause of death" either. They say certain things can increase the risk, such as using blankets in cribs, or bumper pads, at certain ages. If having blankets or bumper pads leads to the death of an infant, they do not die from SIDS, they die from suffocation!
I did follow every rule to the letter to prevent "SIDS" with my kid, but I didn't consider it an actual cause of death...I just understood how some of the things they tell you not to do could cause babies to suffocate or get hurt/sick, so I chose not to do these things for her safety.
When my daughter was a newborn, I would feed her in my bed through the night, and one night I fell asleep while feeding her, and when I woke back up she was no longer in my arms. I thought for sure that I had suffocated her in my bed. She was under my blanket clear down by my legs, sleeping peacefully, THANK GOD! I never fed her in my bed again, and instead would take her into our living room every time she woke up to feed/change her. I'm just giving you this as an example, because it did happen, and I suppose she could've suffocated...and I was just doing what most people probably do with their newborns. Most people probably are fine to do so, but I was one extremely exhausted new mother, I guess.
So, just because you don't believe in it doesn't mean that your infant is exempt from dying suddenly by accident if you don't take precautions to prevent it! I agree with you that parents do stupid things that lead to infant fatality, such as having them in bed with them, or overdosing them with medications, but please don't think that just because "SIDS" was named as cause of death in these cases that a baby can't die from other things that aren't a parents fault. Nobody should have the mindset that "it won't happen to my I know a lot of people who aren't bad parents who let their babies have blankets, or put them in their beds with them. I wouldn't do it, myself, and I let everyone know that if the subject comes up. However, each parent is going to do things their own way and is comfortable with different things I guess, so if anything happened to their baby, I'd still be devastated for them if I didn't think they were being super irresponsible, and knew they'd never want anything to happen to their child. baby". Worrying about it and doing everything you can to keep your child safe makes you a good parent!
YaKnow

Cleveland, OH

#3 Sep 20, 2012
stupid! My gradmother had a son that doed of SIDS in his OWN BED! Noone rolled over on him.... noone over medicated him. I pray you never have to go through such a loss.... I pray you never have kids because I FEAR what they would turn out to be...
mommy1

Ray, OH

#4 Sep 21, 2012
I just don't think babies or anyone just dies from "nothing". I think that if the cause isn't obvious or isn't diagnosed, then there just has to be some pre-existing underlying cause that wasn't identifiable. It happens.And it also happens that infants die from accidents and bad parenting skills.

It is ignorant for a person to think that it's always the parents fault when an infant dies, but I also think it's kinda lame to call it "SIDS" instead of just "unknown causes" like they would if an adult died suddenly for no apparent reason. Babies are just simply not as strong as we are, so they're probably more prone to this type of thing happening than an adult.

Or maybe they should just drop the "S"...because if there isn't a known cause,no symptoms or warning signs, and the prevention tips are mostly things that prevent other known causes of death, then it shouldn't be considered a "syndrome".

Maybe I'm not up to date with my research, but going by common knowledge, this is my opinion.
YaKnow

Cleveland, OH

#5 Sep 21, 2012
Maybe you should read up on it... talk to a parent that lost a baby to SIDS....
John Q Public

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Sep 21, 2012
mommy1 wrote:
I just don't think babies or anyone just dies from "nothing". I think that if the cause isn't obvious or isn't diagnosed, then there just has to be some pre-existing underlying cause that wasn't identifiable. It happens.And it also happens that infants die from accidents and bad parenting skills.
It is ignorant for a person to think that it's always the parents fault when an infant dies, but I also think it's kinda lame to call it "SIDS" instead of just "unknown causes" like they would if an adult died suddenly for no apparent reason. Babies are just simply not as strong as we are, so they're probably more prone to this type of thing happening than an adult.
Or maybe they should just drop the "S"...because if there isn't a known cause,no symptoms or warning signs, and the prevention tips are mostly things that prevent other known causes of death, then it shouldn't be considered a "syndrome".
Maybe I'm not up to date with my research, but going by common knowledge, this is my opinion.
I agree completely. It's like when a known druggie who is pretty young dies and they classify it as a 'heart attack' when the real problem was the drugs they took for years made their hearts just stop working.
I don't buy 'SIDS' at all
mommy1

Ray, OH

#7 Sep 22, 2012
I'm not sure if that's really relevant, because even if drugs caused the heart attack, a heart attack is a heart attack. lol What the family chooses to disclose about the cause of the heart attack is their decision. I don't think that they have to call it "drug-induced heart attack" lol Although, I do agree that this happens a lot.

When old people die, just from being old or whatever, they call that "natural causes". I just don't see why they can't do the same with infants. No matter what they call it though, most new moms are going home scared to death with their newborns anyways. It's really scary, and babies do pass away all the time whether they have good parents or not. I took my baby to the ER the first night home with her because all I could do is set and watch her chest for breathing abnormalities.(just an FYI, babies have strange breathing patterns...don't do it! lol)
YaKnow

Cleveland, OH

#8 Sep 24, 2012
God forbid you lose a baby......... and I hope that a mother or father that has lost a baby to SIDS, never reads the filth that this post is!
mommy1

Ray, OH

#9 Sep 26, 2012
I actually know people who have lost babies and feel a lot of sympathy for them, and it would be ridiculously tragic if I, or anyone lost a baby. I'm just saying that I think there could be underlying causes that aren't diagnosed when infants die from SIDS. I don't think it's the same thing every time, because there doesn't seem to be much info on SIDS and the causes of it. I think it's an area that needs a lot more research in order to prevent infant death. Sorry if that offends you, but that's how I feel. I wouldn't be able to just accept "SIDS" if my baby died...I feel that everything can be explained SOMEHOW and I would NEED more explanation as a parent. Losing a child for ANY reason would be hard ...losing one to something that isn't understood would be worse.I'd never be able to stop searching for answers.
not sure

United States

#10 Sep 27, 2012
The only cases I know of that were labeled SIDS were infants of strung out, neglecting moms. I'm not saying they all are but that's all the cases I personally know of. I'm no MD so I really don't know..
I know

Port Matilda, PA

#11 Oct 13, 2012
I know of one just a few years ago and the baby died because something his mother did....and her family knows but they listed it as sids
FYI

Chillicothe, OH

#12 Oct 31, 2012
To all of you uneducated people SIDS is a sudden death due to an undetermined problem. It can be from an illness or disease that was not diagnosed not neglect. If the baby was rolled onto causing death due to suffocation then it is not SIDS because the reason the baby died would be known it would be death due to suffocation by overlay. Please know what you are talking about and educate yourselves before speaking or typing anything. I can only hope those of you that say it is from neglect or the parents fault never have kids until you have enough knowledge to care for a baby.
mommy1

Ray, OH

#13 Nov 1, 2012
I totally agree!! Sometimes infants die from known causes and sometimes it just can't be determined why the child has died. That's when they call it SIDS...if a parent lost a baby from being neglectful or stupid and told you it was SIDS, they obviously lied...because if that's the case, the coroner's report would not say SIDS! SIDS is pretty much just "natural causes" but it's a baby. That's why I think it shouldn't even have a different name than if it were a person of any other age. Some things can't be diagnosed, plain and simple! The medical research continues....
Really

United States

#14 Nov 15, 2012
Well stupid it was actually from the mother giving the child to much cough medicine but you all ready knew that because you know everything!!!
FYI wrote:
To all of you uneducated people SIDS is a sudden death due to an undetermined problem. It can be from an illness or disease that was not diagnosed not neglect. If the baby was rolled onto causing death due to suffocation then it is not SIDS because the reason the baby died would be known it would be death due to suffocation by overlay. Please know what you are talking about and educate yourselves before speaking or typing anything. I can only hope those of you that say it is from neglect or the parents fault never have kids until you have enough knowledge to care for a baby.
justthefacts

United States

#15 Nov 15, 2012
My brother died of SIDS...It's real...it's usually a given name for a death with no scientific or medical explanation...I believe asphyxia would be the cause of death if the child were to be rolled on by a parent, or smothered by a blanket...over medicating a child would be considered an overdose and could be treated as a murder...if you know for a fact that the cases you're talking about are true then I believe the coroner could get into a great deal of trouble for falsifying documents and malpractice.
FYI

Chillicothe, OH

#16 Nov 15, 2012
Really wrote:
Well stupid it was actually from the mother giving the child to much cough medicine but you all ready knew that because you know everything!!! <quoted text>
Sorry I'm am educated. So if it was from too much medicine then it would be an overdose so there for it would not be SIDS seeing that the reason for death would be known. I work in this field I think I know a little about this. I'm just stating facts. So if you want to continue name calling then that shows how much education you have. As I said educate yourselves before posting things that are not correct.
FYI

Chillicothe, OH

#17 Nov 15, 2012
justthefacts wrote:
My brother died of SIDS...It's real...it's usually a given name for a death with no scientific or medical explanation...I believe asphyxia would be the cause of death if the child were to be rolled on by a parent, or smothered by a blanket...over medicating a child would be considered an overdose and could be treated as a murder...if you know for a fact that the cases you're talking about are true then I believe the coroner could get into a great deal of trouble for falsifying documents and malpractice.
And to justthefacts I am so glad to see someone else have some real knowledge about something. I believe these are kids on here that are not educated and want to act like they are. As we both have attempted to explain if the death is known it cannot be listed as SIDS seeing that SIDS is an unknown cause of death.
Awww

United States

#18 Nov 21, 2012
Wow some people can be really ignorant huh! I feel bad for any mother who has list a baby due to SIDS or any other reason a parent shouldn't have to bury their children doesn't matter if the parent wa worthless or not losing a child us a hurt like no other and no one deserves to have to go thru that :( people really need to get more educated on things......
actualy

Bergholz, OH

#19 Dec 13, 2012
its where infants forget to breath... thats why if you look on passifier packige itsays reduces the risk of sids bc it helps the baby rember
fo real

United States

#20 Dec 14, 2012
You people are pathetic! Really don't have anything better to do then post something you do or don't believe just to start a debate come on. Honestly SIDS is a serious matter and kids do get it it isn't from neglect or careless moms you people are childish get a life!

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