Bed-Sharing Risks

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Bed-Sharing Risks
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 12:42pm

The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is five times higher when parents sleep with their infant, a new study finds.

British researchers noted that bed-sharing increases the risk for SIDS even if parents do not drink, use illegal drugs or smoke. They advised that rates of SIDS, which is a major cause of infant death in developed countries, would drop dramatically if parents did not sleep with their babies.

Do you bed share with baby? Have you in the past?

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 10:19am

We did.  Every now and again when my daughter is having a hard night I'll still  let her get into bed with us.  It saved my sanity to be honest!  I don't even move when she's in bed with me... so it works for us...