Re: Did vaccines do this???
I am so terribly sorry that you lost your child.
No one really knows what causes SIDS. Vaccines do not seem to increase the risk, and in most cases, there are no warning signs in advance, the baby appears perfectly healthy just a few hours before death.
Smoking in the house can increase the risk, but if someone occasionally smoked outside, I don't think it would matter that much. Putting babies to sleep on their backs can reduce the risk, and so can making sure they aren't overheated. One theory is that SIDS is related to bacteria, but I don't think it's been proven yet.
Researchers are working hard to figure out the mystery of SIDS, but we just don't know yet. Some of my relatives, who grew up back when infant deaths were tragically common, would have said that God just loved your son too much to wait.