Instant child death

@mabey1 (337)
Romania
August 7, 2010 9:53am CST
i couldn't find the correct name for it in english. i hope that you can understand what i'm trying to say. my biggest fear in the first six month of my sons life was this: sudden child death. i new that it happens in the first 6 month. i knew that the child for some reason that doctors don't know simply just stoppes breading. my son was healthy but i just couldn't get ver this thought. happily it didn't happened but i was always watching him when he was sleeping, checking if hi's still breathing. there some times when i even woke him up, and i calmed down when iwas hearing him crying. did you had this concernes too?
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@kristinad (185)
• United States
10 Aug 10
hello mabey the word that you are looking for is sids.the things that you can do is make sure your child is not sleeping on his tummy don't smoke around the baby don't allow your child to get over heated. these are some things that you can do to help prevent it from happening. here is a wedsite you can go to to learn more about it http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sleep/sids.html
• United States
8 Aug 10
I had 4 kids and I was paranoid about this with everyone until they were a year old!! I would get up every night and check on them. Same way with my grand children. I had a friend that lost a grandchild this way. They have so many reason or excuses for it. But I think as a loving, caring parent the first year of our babies life we go through this.
@bloemart (222)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
I am not yet a father, but I do still afraid about this matter. It seems I have some nephews and nieces. So while I am still single, I usually ask some parents about good parenting. The only thing that we can do is to take care of them and always be with them as long as of 24/7.
• Malta
7 Aug 10
I think this is a great concern to all parents. When I had my youngest child, I was terrified that she stopped breathing once when she was sleeping very deep. Thankfully nothing was wrong but it really scared me.
@sjaswon (639)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 10
I am sorry to hear about you. I knew happened. You were frequently watching him at everyday. This was not easy.
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
I don't have a child yet, so I've never been worried about this. But I've read about this somewhere. Children just die, and no one knows why. Because the deaths are hard to explain, there are some medical staff who use this as an excuse when they commit errors in taking care of children. Well, at least that's what I read, although I don't know if there is any proof that some medical staff really do this. I can't even remember where I read it.