Is it okay to sleep with my baby?

Published 11/28/2007 02:17 PM   |    Updated 11/28/2007 02:17 PM

Is it okay to sleep with my baby?

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research has shown that the safest place for young babies to sleep is in a cot or bassinet┬ánext to their parent's bed.
  • Babies who have their heads covered, whose breathing is blocked in some way, or who become too hot, may be more likely to die suddenly.
  • In societies where adults sleep on soft beds with soft pillows, blankets and quilts, babies sleeping in these beds may become covered, find it difficult to breathe and get hot.
  • Do not put your child to sleep on a couch, recliner, cushion or pillow.
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