Crib Lobby's War on Co-sleeping

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Crib Lobby's War on Co-sleeping
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 4:58pm

I was looking for an article about how the heavily funded crib manufacturers lobby bad mouths co-sleeping. I was surprised to find that they not only villify co-sleeping, they also dismiss the risks of sleeping alone, and  they  dismiss the risks of crib bumpers.

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The JPMA, which says that there is no risk in using crib bumpers as recommended, also spent millions of dollars on a campaign to "educate" doctors and parents about the risks of co-sleeping several years ago. Despite the fact that SIDS deaths are ten times higher among babies who sleep alone in cribs than in babies who co-sleep, the JPMA teamed up with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recommend that all babies be put to sleep in cribs.

http://www.examiner.com/article/jpma-advises-parents-to-keep-purchasing-crib-bumpers-despite-dozens-of-deaths