here for our latest press releases
Statement from FSID following Sally
Clark's unsuccessful appeal against her murder convictions
Sleep on the back, play on the front,
sit up and watch the world
FSID launches new baby
care advice with Toys 'R' Us
FSID questions validity of latest
Government cot death statistics
FSID is concerned because some babies
deaths are being unfairly excluded.
Disproportionate number of babies die of
cot death in child care settings
New research from America reinforces the need
for FSID's campaign to work with baby carers to reduce the risk.
Care with confidence: a guide
for babysitters, nannies and childminders
FSID launches a new colour,
pocket booklet as previously there had been no clear and concise way to offer this
potentially lifesaving advice to baby carers.
Lower than expected weight gain in babies could be
warning of SIDS
New research shows that lower than expected
weight gain in babies could be warning of SIDS
In memory of Professor John Emery
FSID remembers this remarkable cot
New guidance issued on post mortem
FSID welcomes the Royal College of Pathologists'
new guidelines for families and pathologists.
FSID has moved
Take note of our new contact
International cot death
Latest figures from around the
Trends in cot death
Figures from the Office of
National Statistics highlight trends in cot death between 1993 and 1998.
New Reduce the Risk leaflet launched
FSID and Dept of Health release
new advice for parents.
Largest ever cot death study published
Major new report offers enhanced
advice to parents, and calls for more consistent procedures when a baby dies suddenly and
Infant Death Response campaign
FSID launches new campaign on
responding when a baby dies.
What have you been up to?
The activities of some of FSID's
amazing supporters feature on this new page.
|Flying with your baby
Parents advised to follow the
Reduce the Risk advice in the air as they would on the ground
Fears over toxic gas theory unfounded. Keep
cot mattress firm, flat, dry and clean.
A look at the products on the
market and their limitations.
Sharing a bed with your baby
So far, research evidence is inconclusive.
Put your baby to sleep in a cot in your room.
Don't use duvets or pillows for babies under
the Baby conference
Cardiff, 23 September and Belfast, 7 October 2000
Conferences on baby care in relation to cot
death and bereavement support. For nannies, nursery nurses, foster carers and childminders.
30 Sept-8 October 2000
Trek along the Great Wall and see ancient and
London Marathon 2000
Will you run for FSID?
Whitewater rafting or parachuting
Dare yourself and your friends and raise
funds for FSID too
|Key dates in the FSID calendar
Holding the Baby conference
For nannies, nursery nurses,
foster parents, carers and childminders to share experiences and gain practical advice on
how to cope if a child in your care dies.
A crisis in casualty: the death of a
A one day conference for accident and emergency
workers, paediatric staff, hospital social workers, ambulance staff, police and coroners
Support for bereaved parents days
Days are organised around the
country each year for bereaved parents to meet. The days provide an opportunity for
parents to talk about their baby and the events surrounding the death. Parents can attend
a year after their baby's death or several years later. Many have commented that the day
helped them to realise that their emotions are normal and that other parents have similar
feelings and 'If only' thoughts.
Meetings are also held regionally
each year for everyone who is interested in the work of FSID. Bereaved parents,
befrienders, members of support groups, fund raisers and health professionals are all