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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network's
Electronic Newsletter

Reaching Out
Issue 9906
June 30, 1999

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Electronic Newsletter 9906
June 30, 1999

For the month of May 1999 the SIDS Network web site was sponsored by Tracey and Paul Tibbs in loving memory of Madison Lynn Tibbs.
http://sids-network.org/tibbsgif.htm
For the month of June 1999 the SIDS Network web site is sponsored by Charlotte & Doug Sweeny in loving memory of Ryan Michael Sweeny and all SIDS babies.
http://sids-network.org/ryan_michael_sweenygif.htm
For the month of July 1999 the SIDS Network web site is sponsored by the Quakertown School District Art Department in loving memory of Haley Morgan Stettler
http://sids-network.org/stettlergif.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. More than 130 FAQ and SIDS Research Information Articles
2. Siblings and parents share information and answer FAQ about SIDS
3. Selected RECALLS, ALERTS, and NEWS from CPSC
4. Books

1. More than 130 FAQ and SIDS Research Information Articles

The SIDS Network offers over 130 articles covering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and SIDS research information. These articles can be found at:
http://sids-network.org/experts.htm  

Recent updates include "Bed Sharing and SIDS" and "Pacifiers and SIDS."

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 

2. Siblings and parents share information and answer FAQ about SIDS.

Siblings and parents share information and answer frequently asked questions about SIDS. Periodically, sibling and parent questions are posted to the SIDS List Server Discussion Area and on the SIDS Information Web Site. Responses can be emailed to sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org, or posted to the SIDS List Server Discussion Area. We will then post the responses to
http://sids-network.org/faqparents.htm or
http://sids-network.org/sibfaq.htm 

The responses are opinions and no one person is right or wrong. We do not need to include an individual's name or any other identifying factors unless the author requests to be identified in some way or they want their email address attached.

Current topics include:

bullet Should I move to another apartment or house?
bullet Must I take pictures of my baby down now that it's been X months or years since she/he died?
bullet What advice or suggestions would you give to a parent planning their baby's service?
bullet How do you answer the question, "How many children do you have?"
bullet What advice or suggestions would you give to a parent on attending baby showers?
bullet The first year following the death of your baby is devastating and can be unbearable at times. What did you find the most helpful and nurturing during this time in your life?
bullet Many people ask, "What can I do to help?" What suggestions do you have?
bullet What suggestions do you have for facing holidays and anniversaries?
bullet Emergency Room workers involved with SIDS patients and their families ask, "What can I do to make this a less stressful time for all concerned?" What suggestions do you have?
bullet Since my baby died I have been unable to pick up or hold an infant. Now that I'm due with another baby, I'm afraid I won't be able to hold my own baby after he/she is born. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to help me. Did anyone have a similar problem?
bullet How has a SIDS death changed your parenting style?
bullet What insensitive or hurtful comments have been made to you since your baby's death and how did you handle them?
bullet In what ways do you share/celebrate the memories of your baby with the other children in the family?
bullet How do you answer the question, "How many brothers and/or sisters do you have?"
bullet How did your friends react when your baby brother/sister died?
bullet What suggestions do you have that helped or would have helped, your child through their grief in school, daycare, nursery, etc.?
bullet What good memory do you have of your baby brother/sister?
bullet What suggestions do you have that helped or would have helped, your child through their grief in school, daycare, nursery, etc.?

3. 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 

Recent topics include:

bullet CPSC, Evenflo Company, Inc. and Hufco-Delaware, Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Soft Infant Carriers; Release # 99-128; June 24, 1999
bullet CPSC, 15 Firms Announce Swimming Pool Dive Stick Recall Because of Impalement Risk to Children; Release # 99-127; June 24, 1999
bullet CPSC, Crate & Barrel Announce Recall to Repair Children's Table; Release # 99-125; June 21, 1999
bullet CPSC, Restoration Hardware Inc. Announce Recall of Stuffed Sock Monkeys; Release # 99-124; June 16, 1999
bullet CPSC, Creative Designs International Ltd. Announce Recall of Magic Doll Feeding Sets; Release # 99-123; June 15, 1999
bullet CPSC, Franco Manufacturing Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Beanbags Sold With BarneyTM Hopscotch Game Towels; Release # 99-121; June 7, 1999
bullet CPSC, Isaac Morris Ltd. Announce Recall of Toy Trucks; Release # 99-120; June 7, 1999
bullet CPSC, North States Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Stairway Gates; Release # 99-119; June 3, 1999
bullet CPSC, Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Inc. Announce Recall of Infant Cardigans; Release # 99-117; May 26, 1999
bullet CPSC Urges Pool Owners to Take Precautions to Prevent Drownings; Release # 99-116; May 25, 1999
bullet CPSC, E and I Inc. Announce Recall of Bungee Baby Bouncer; Release # 99-115; May 25, 1999
bullet CPSC, IKEA Announce Voluntary Recall of Wooden Stacking Ring Toys to Replace Top Red Ball Pieces; Release # 99-110; May 11, 1999
bullet CPSC, Generation 2 Worldwide Announce Recall to Repair Pisces Baby Cribs; Release # 99-108; May 10, 1999
bullet CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Wooden Shape Sorter Toys; Release # 99-107; May 5, 1999
bullet CPSC, Walgreen Co. Announce Recall of Kid's Sipper Bottles; Release # 99-105; April 29, 1999
bullet CPSC, L.L. Bean Inc. Announce Recall of Second Model of Backpack Child Carriers; Release # 99-099; April 19, 1999
bullet First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton Joins CPSC to Release Child Care Safety Checklist; Release # 99-094; April 12, 1999
bullet Recommendations Revised To Prevent Infant Deaths from Soft Bedding; Release # 99-091; April 8, 1999

4. Books

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.

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