Sudden Death: Cot death (SIDS) - , unascertained or cot death.
Cot death causes - No single cause has been identified. Researchers believe a number of different, undiscovered causes are likely,or that a combination of factors affect babies at a particularly vulnerable stage of their development.
Who's at risk? - Most cot deaths occur when the baby is under the age of six months, and can happen anywhere, not only in a cot.About 300 babies aged under one die each year in the UK. The risk is greater in boys, premature babies and those of low birth weight and babies whose parents smoke. bbc.co.uk/health