Parents have 2 babies die while co-sleeping

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Registered: 05-25-2004
Parents have 2 babies die while co-sleeping
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Sat, 08-11-2012 - 1:04am

There are warnings about not having your infant in your bed (co-sleeping). Too many babies have died this way. The parents in this story had a baby die, got pregnant and put their 2nd child in their bed, only to have him die as well. Should they be charged with a crime? Should any parents that have a child die in this manner be charged?

http://www.insideedition.com/news/8242/inside-edition-speaks-to-parents-about-dangers-of-co-sleeping.aspx

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 3:40pm

 We had our son's cradle in our room when he was first born. We also had an extra bed in our son's room and since I'm a worrier I slept in his room when he first started sleeping in his crib.

Both of those choices are ideal. There are lots of less ideal ways to sleep with infants in the home. :smileyhappy: Sharing a prepared bed is more risky than either of your choices.

Falling asleep with an infant in a chair or couch, is obviously more risky than a crib in a separate room.

 

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Registered: 05-25-2004
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 1:06pm

"Sharing a prepared bed with an infant is LESS risky than having an infant sleep in a crib in a different room."

As if those are the only 2 choices? We had our son's cradle in our room when he was first born. We also had an extra bed in our son's room and since I'm a worrier I slept in his room when he first started sleeping in his crib.

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Registered: 05-25-2004
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 1:02pm

I tried to find a better source on this situation as I'd seen it on TV and sadly the ET source online was the best I could come up with, unfortunately.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 11:35am

 What is dangerous about crib sleeping?

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Registered: 08-27-2001
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 10:24am
Yes. That is typically the problem. Sober cosleeping is still safer than crib sleeping.
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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 7:03am

http://www.evolutionaryparenting.com/co-sleeping-on-trial-the-vanessa-clark-case/

It is absolutely essential that I mention that at the time of her son’s death in 2010, a blood test revealed that Ms. Clark had heightened levels of both Xanax and Hydrocodone, both of which had been prescribed by a doctor.

That's not a death due to safe co-sleeping. That's a substance problem. Silly lame stream media.

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 6:55am

"The dangers of sleeping with a baby are well established."

That's not...um....accurate. Sharing a prepared bed with an infant is LESS risky than having an infant sleep in a crib in a different room.

 

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