Help ensure that the Global Internet services
of the SIDS Network continue to grow!

Donate directly to the SIDS Network securely with a major credit card.

Other ways to help can be found here.

sidsnetworklogo.jpg (10226 bytes)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network's
Electronic Newsletter

Reaching Out
Issue 9812
December 14, 1998

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Electronic Newsletter 9812
December 14, 1998

***********************************

May the peace of the season settle gently on you, your home, and those you love.

***********************************

For the month of January 1999 the SIDS Network web site is being sponsored by Lorie and Werner Gehrke in loving memory of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Gehrke. http://sids-network.org/gehrke.htm 

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. April SIDS Alliance Conference
  3. Research Updates
  4. Selected RECALLS, ALERTS, and NEWS from CPSC
  5. Books, Auction, Beanie Babies

***********************************

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:

bullet "Surviving the Holidays After SIDS" http://sids-network.org/survhol.htm 
bullet "Facing Anniversaries, Holidays, and Special Events" http://sids-network.org/facing.htm 
bullet "Holidays, A Difficult Challenge" http://sids-network.org/difficult.htm  
bullet Grief Information http://sids-network.org/grief.htm  
bullet Frequently Asked Questions - Parent to Parent, "What suggestions do you have for facing holidays and anniversaries? http://sids-network.org/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. April SIDS Alliance Conference

"Information about the April SIDS conference is available on the SIDS Alliance web page at:

http://www.sidsalliance.org/events/default.asp?goto=59

The dates are April 9-11 with pre-conference workshops on April 8th. Those of us on the conference planning committee are really excited about how the program is shaping up. We have some wonderful sessions planned. The conference brochure and registration form should be available in late December or early January. You can call the Alliance at 1-800-221-7437 to get on the mailing list to receive a copy.

I'm looking forward to meeting many of you here in Atlanta at the conference."

- Lee Tanenbaum, Coordinator
Georgia SIDS Information and Counseling Program
Co-Chair, 1999 National SIDS Alliance Conference

***********************************

3. Research Updates

The following SIDS research topics on the SIDS Network web site have been updated:

bullet Mattress link to cot death ruled out

http://sids-network.org/mattress_no_link_to_cot_death.htm  

bullet Levels of hemoglobin-F and SIDS

http://sids-network.org/hemoglobinf.htm

bullet 'Prolonged QT Interval' and SIDS

http://sids-network.org/qt.htm

***********************************

4. Selected RECALLS, ALERTS, and NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the following recalls, alerts, and news. The information can be found at:

http://sids-network.org/cpsc.htm

The topics include:

bullet CPSC, L.L. Bean Inc. Announces Recall of Backpack Child Carriers; Release #99-035; December 10, 1998
bullet CPSC, IRIS U.S.A. Announce Recall of Plastic Toy Storage Chests; Release #99-032; December 3, 1998
bullet CPSC Releases Study on Phthalates in Teethers, Rattles and Other Children's Products; Release #99-031; December 2, 1998

***********************************

5. Books, Auction, Beanie Babies

bullet Buy books through Amazon.com and support the SIDS Network

Many books, videos, and other media can be ordered directly through Amazon.com, the leading Internet source of books. A portion of your sale will directly benefit the SIDS Network if you order items by following links from the SIDS Network web site to the Amazon.com web site.

A list of suggested books with links to Amazon.com can be found at: http://sids-network.org/books.htm.

bullet BIDS to Stop SIDS (sm)

First On-line Celebrity Auction to Benefit SIDS and Pregnancy & Infant Loss Education and Awareness will end on December 31, 1998. Thirteen Beanie Babies that were donated by Moms Online are the last items that are available. These Beanie Babies were donated in honor of Debbie Gemmill.

The tremendous efforts of Shirley Doughty, Mom to Kaitlyn Marie Doughty 2-15-95 to 11-04-96 (SIDS) and so many others have raised over 5,000 dollars.

Visit the SIDS Network SIDS/OID Information Web Site at http://sids-network.org for more information or to place a bid. Be sure to watch for the special memorial section that will honor all the individuals who made this project possible and, most important, the babies and individuals who were remembered and honored through the generous donations.

Each donation brings us closer to the day when SIDS and Pregnancy & Infant Loss will no longer threaten our most precious resource ... OUR CHILDREN!

**********************************************************************

You have just finished reading the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Electronic Newsletter. This newsletter is available on the Web site at http://sids-network.org/newsletter/.

If you come across articles or information on SIDS, please e-mail the information to sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org

We send this newsletter to interested people through several e-mail mailing list sources. Because of this, you may receive more than one copy. We apologize for this inconvenience.

You may remove yourself from the SIDS Network e-mail mailing list by e-mailing your request to the SIDS Network at sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org  

Help ensure that the Global Internet services
of the SIDS Network continue to grow!

Donate directly to the SIDS Network securely with a major credit card.

Other ways to help can be found here.

new.gif (112 bytes) Now you can translate SIDS Network Web Site pages to/from English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Portuguese

1995-2017, SIDS Network, Inc. <http://sids-network.org>
All rights reserved. Permission to use, copy, and distribute this document, in whole or in part, for non-commercial use and without fee,
is hereby granted, provided that this copyright, permission notice, and appropriate credit to the SIDS Network, Inc. be included in all copies.

The opinions and information provided here are not necessarily those of the author and are presented for educational purposes only.
The author accepts no responsibility for content, accuracy or use.

Privacy Policy

Please report any web site problems to sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org
Web Design and maintenance by
CAM Consulting