In my grandmother’s days they called it “blue baby” or “cot death,” the terrible phenomenon doctors now call sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. It’s horrible when these babies come into the ER– found dead and blue in their cribs, the parents start CPR and call 911, hoping and praying for a miracle. It doesn’t usually happen. Instead we finish the code and call time of death, then comfort the parents. It’s hard to explain to parents why their healthy baby suddenly died in their crib, without any apparent cause. Do these babies just die peacefully in their sleep?