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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network's
Electronic Newsletter

Reaching Out
Issue 200811
November 30, 2008

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Electronic Newsletter 200811
November 30, 2008

"May The Peace Of The Season Settle Gently On Your Home"

SIDS Network Web Site Sponsorship

For the month of November 2008 the SIDS Information Web Site is sponsored by Mommy, Daddy, Branson, Bennett and MacKenzie in loving memory of Madison Lynn Tibbs. "Our thoughts are always with you".

There are months available for sponsorship in 2008 and 2009. Information about sponsorship of the web site can be found at:
http://sids-network.org/your_donation_can_help_the_sids_.htm 

Contents:

1. Facing Holidays and Special Occasions
2. Participate in a parent-initiated SIDS/SUID Data Survey
3. More than 190 FAQ and SIDS Research Information Articles
4. Support the SIDS Network when you purchase flowers and gift baskets

5. Join SIDSNET Listserv participants and share information about SIDS
6. Holiday Donations to help the SIDS Network
7. Donate your used car, truck, boat, camper or RV to the SIDS Network

1. Facing Holidays and Special Occasions

You can read, download, and share a variety of articles related to Facing Holidays and Special Occasions. Those articles are:
- "Surviving the Holidays After SIDS" http://sids-network.org/survhol.htm
- "Facing Anniversaries, Holidays, and Special Events" http://sids-network.org/facing.htm
- "Holidays, A Difficult Challenge" http://sids-network.org/difficult.htm
- Grief Information http://sids-network.org/grief.htm
- Frequently Asked Questions - Parent to Parent, "What suggestions do you have for facing holidays and anniversaries? http://www.sids-network.org/faq/faqfacingholidays.htm 

Please feel free to share any suggestions by sending the SIDS Network an e-mail message with "Facing Holidays and Anniversaries" as the topic to:
sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org 

2. Participate in a parent-initiated SIDS/SUID Data Survey

3. More than 190 FAQ and SIDS Research Information Articles

There have been many newspaper articles over the past year that are related to SIDS, covering topics such as:

  • Co-sleeping
  • Pacifiers
  • Fans
  • "Prevention"

The public has been on an information roller coaster, the result of an explosion of media reports. We need to help people separate myth from fact and risk factor from cause. When it comes to media coverage of SIDS, we often feel a sense of frustration in being confronted with misleading headlines, announcements of so-called breakthroughs and statements taken out of context. Please read the article, "Mass Media's" Role in SIDS Education, at http://sids-network.org/media.htm.

The SIDS Network offers over 190 articles covering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and SIDS research information. These articles can be found at:
http://sids-network.org/experts.htm

Selected articles:

  • Prone position and prematurity; aspiration
  • Is it safe to let babies sleep in swings and/or bouncy chairs?
  • My Baby Will Not Sleep On It's Back
  • Day Care Owner Not Liable In SIDS Death According to CT Supreme Court
  • Bed Sharing and SIDS including the new CPSC report results
  • Flat Heads and Back To Sleep
  • Why the prone position is a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome
  • Selected information related to CO2 and rebreathing
  • Questions and Answers for Professionals on Infant Sleeping Position and SIDS
  • National Standards Needed to Understand the Impact of SIDS (how you can help)
  • SIDS and serotonin-using brain cells
  • Pacifiers and SIDS
  • SIDS, age, and risks
  • Is cord blood useful for SIDS research?
  • SIDS and the serotonin transporter gene

Many of these articles come from some of the leading SIDS researchers, and include their e-mail address. Please feel free to browse the article titles or use the SIDS Network's web site search engine at:
http://sids-network.org/search.htm

 

4. Support the SIDS Network when you purchase flowers and gift baskets

 

Your generosity has come in the form of donations, volunteering, fundraising efforts, and special event participation -- for that we can never thank you enough. When it comes time to show your gratitude to loved ones this holiday season, though, we hope you can keep the SIDS Network mind.

As part of a new fundraising initiative, when you purchase flowers and gift baskets online from our Flower Petal.com website, 12% of the proceeds are sent to the SIDS Network. In fact, you can visit http://sids-network.flowerpetal.com any time of the year to send flowers and gifts for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and holidays -- with every purchase you make, you will be supporting our efforts. Thank you for your continued support.

5. Join SIDSNET Listserv participants and share information about SIDS

In the words of one participant,
"In the SIDSNET List Server, I have found a wonderful community of support, people united in grief, sometimes laughter, sometimes anger; people united in a community where we don't know what each other looks like, we don't know each other's lifestyles, we only know that we have all had the tragedy of SIDS become a part of our lives. We share our deepest sadness, and our deepest joys...We usually understand exactly, or almost exactly what each other is expressing because unfortunately we are walking this path we never thought would become a big part and at times our entire life.

Although I am deeply sad that so many join this community, before me and after me, I am thankful that there are so many touched by grief who want to reach out and share their most devastating, and renewing journey's in life, to help all of us in this community that are left behind."

Several dozen participants discuss a variety of topics, the most recent was related to the Back To Sleep Campaign and what the numbers really mean.

Please join this helpful, caring community. We need to educate the public about SIDS.

Learn how to join at: http://sids-network.org/mlst.htm

6. Holiday Donation to the SIDS Network

Your donation can help the SIDS Network’s award winning Internet services ... throughout your area, across the United States, and around the world!

Each dollar counts. Any donation, no matter how small, makes a difference.

Your donation helps maintain:

SIDS Network web site http://sids-network.org
SIDS Educational Services web site http://sidssurvivalguide.org
Wintergreen Press web site http://wintergreenpress.com
SIDSNET Listerver http://sids-network.org/mlst.htm

A secure credit card donation can be made at: http://sids-network.org/paypal.htm

or Please mail your donation to:
SIDS Network
PO Box 520
Ledyard, CT 06339

Additional opportunities to help can be found at:
http://sids-network.org/your_donation_can_help_the_sids_.htm  and
http://sids-network.org/ 

7. Join the Hundreds who have already donated their used car, truck, boat, camper or RV to help the SIDS Network

The SIDS Network, Inc. has arranged with the nation's largest car donation charity (processed more than 325,000 car donations for hundreds of charities across America since 1992) to manage its vehicle donation program. You can now donate your used car, truck, boat, camper or RV and receive a tax deduction for its fair market value -- and we'll even arrange to pick it up!

You can donate your vehicle even if it is not in running condition. We will make all the arrangements to pick up your vehicle donation at no cost to you. We can arrange to pick up most vehicle donations anywhere in the continental United States and Hawaii and supply you with the necessary paperwork so you can claim your tax deductible charitable vehicle donation.

Please complete the online donation form and help the SIDS Network, Inc. today!

http://sids-network.org/donateacar/car_faq.htm 

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