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Waging the war of SIDS

Sydney twins Ellenore (left) and Tegan Hunt show support for Red Nose Day, when thousands will raise funds for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) medical research, and Kids, which has helped save the lives of more than 7000 babies.
Sydney twins Ellenore (left) and Tegan Hunt show support for Red Nose Day, when thousands will raise funds for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) medical research, and Kids, which has helped save the lives of more than 7000 babies. Jacklyn Wagner

FOR any expectant parent, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a haunting thought that can’t help but cross your mind.

“SIDS is the one thing that really worries parents with babies. You worry about it from day one,” Sydney mum Rita Hunt said.

Rita and Garry Hunt took advantage of the crisp winter weather yesterday to take their five-month-old twins, Ellenore and Tegan, to the park.

Today marks Red Nose Day, which aims to raise $1 million for research into preventing SIDS and lowering the infant mortality rate.

Lismore Early Learning Centre director Julie Hyde said SIDS was something that touched everyone, indirectly or directly.

“We try to tell the children by selling this merchandise and having these fun activities it goes towards helping babies that might get a little bit sick,” she said.

“The children relate to it on their own level.”

The childcare centre will morph into a wonderland of decorations, games and face-painting this morning to mark Red Nose Day.

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