So I was reading through one of the parenting magazines that I never subscribed to that magically come to my doorstep now, when I came across an article on SIDS. At the end of it there was a checklist of things to do. One of them was "Make sure to get your baby vaccinated. This can reduce chance of SIDS by 50-60%"
First of all: bloody everything on their list "reduced from 40-60%.," including using binkies after 1 month old. Now, I'm not mathmetician but I'm pretty sure it makes no sense to have a list of 5 things, all being 50%.
Second: Not that any mainstream parenting magazine would say this, but I was under the impression that many vaccine reactions are mislabeled as SIDS. So how could vaccines prevent SIDS if many cases of SIDS are actually vaccine injuries? Again, I see no logic here.
Third: I really don't see the correlation. A simple wikipedia search (because it's oh-so-reliable) states
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
From 2 to 4 months old, babies begin their primary course of routine vaccinations. This is also the peak age for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The timing of these two events has led some people to believe they might be related. However, studies have concluded that vaccines are not a risk factor for SIDS.
But I really just don't get it. Maybe it's baby brain but why would getting vaccines reduce your chances of SIDS? Are babies getting Diphtheria, or another disease, in the middle of the night that kills them before morning?