Welcome to In His Name

We are an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We hope to offer comfort to those affected by a devastating loss to SIDS {Sudden Infant Death Syndrome} or SUID {Sudden Unexplained Infant Death} through educational resources, grief support, community, and prayer. We will be sending out the "SIDS Survival Kits" to families in Alabama and Tennessee, and will extend our support to any family that finds themselves on this hard, lonely grief journey. Our goal is to reach newly bereaved parents as soon as possible after their loss of an infant. To order a kit or to find out more about our kit, please go to the SIDS Survival Kit page, or click here. No one should have to walk this road alone!

Reducing Risk

Unfortunately for parents there are still no answers regarding what causes SIDS. Thus, there is no way to tell a parent what to do in order to "avoid it." But there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of SIDS and and other sudden unexplained infant deaths (SUID). First and foremost, educate yourself and everyone who cares for your baby on how to reduce the risks by following these guidelines:
  1. Put your healthy baby on its back to sleep - If your baby has problems breathing or spits up a lot after feeding, ask your doctor about how your baby should sleep.
  2. No smoking near the baby - Do not smoke during pregnancy and do not let others smoke near your baby.
  3. Do not let your baby get too hot - Dress your baby in as much or as little as you would wear.  Do not wrap your baby in lots of blankets or clothes.  If your baby is sweating, has damp hair, or a heat rash, he or she may be too hot.  A baby that has a fever, is breathing fast, or is not able to rest, may also be too hot.
  4. Put your baby to sleep on a firm mattress - Do not let the baby sleep on soft things, like cushions, pillows, blankets, the couch, sheepskins, foam pads, or waterbeds.
  5. Take good care of yourself and your baby - When pregnant, see your doctor often and do not use drugs or alcohol.   Talk with your baby's doctor about changes in your baby and how your baby acts.
  6. When your baby is awake, put your baby on his or her tummy to play - Make sure someone is always watching. "Tummy Time" is good for your baby because it strengthens neck and shoulder muscles.
  7. Offer your baby a pacifier - Pacifiers have been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  8. If possible, breast feed your baby - Breast feeding has been shown to be good for your baby.

**It's important to share this information with everyone who takes care of your baby so spread the word.