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Kent health staff are raising awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death.
They will be on hand at hospitals across Kent and Medway today offering advice to parents and health professionals who regularly come into contact with babies and young children, about safer sleeping methods which can reduce the risk of cot death.
SIDS is the most common cause of death in infants under one year, with more than 312 babies dying suddenly and unexpectedly every year in the UK. In 2009/10 50% of SIDS reported death across Kent were as a result of unsuitable sleeping practices.
The teams will be at Pembury Hospital, Darent Valley Hospital, William Harvey Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital between 10am and 1pm.
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