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How many infants die per year in Kansas from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

According to Kansas Attorney General Steve Six’s office, on average 42 babies die per year from SIDS. State agencies sent out a message last week urging parents of infants to take caution with their babies, especially if they travel during the holidays. “Although the cause of SIDS is unknown there are risk factors that can be avoided; thus, maintaining consistent sleep patterns is important,” according to the Kansas State Child Death Review Board. The review board recommends that parents take a portable crib with them during the holidays and that they don’t resort to placing babies to sleep on a couch or adult bed. Other tips are also available at


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