Other sleep-related infant deaths are deaths linked to how or where a baby sleeps or slept.
They can include deaths from the following:1
- Suffocation: Something, such as a pillow or an adult’s arm, covers baby’s face and nose.
- Strangulation: Something presses on or wraps around baby’s neck or head.
- Entrapment or wedging: Baby’s body or head gets stuck between two objects, such as a mattress and wall, bed frame, or furniture.
These deaths are different from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but they are a type of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).
Illustrations courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.