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SIDS is the number one cause of infant death for children 1 month to 1 year old. 5,000 to 6,000 deaths each year in infants are SIDS deaths. The most occurences of SIDS deaths are between 2 and 4 months of age. 90% occur by 6 months of age. There are increased deaths in the winter months, peaking in January. Male infants are affected more than females.