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Bed-sharing With Infants

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Parents are challenging conventional wisdom by sleeping with their babies, but is it safe?
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I have 3 kids from 22-2 and I have slept with all my babies. And some more then others I had to kick out of my room. My 16 and 22 year old still try to sneak in bed with me. But I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
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My kids slept in their own cribs always. They were different from each other. My first slept thru the night @ 1 month. Second baby took 6 months. But, there was never any upset about being displaced either. It worked for our family.
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My son was with me for the first 3 months and he is happy, healthy, and very alive. My son had an intestine issue and cried a lot and I would rub his little tummy and he would stop crying. Him being near me was awesome and I did not sleep for 3 months. Only parents can make these choices.
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My best friend lost her 6 month old to Sids co sleeping. How about people challenge keeping their children alive instead of challenging doctors.
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I fell asleep on a futon once just in the same room with a couple of kittens when I was a teenager. I woke up the next morning to find that they crawled up to snuggle and I had smothered them in my sleep.
Kittens are smaller. But babies can't even move themselves. The risk is the same. Don't sleep with your babies. And don't share about how you did it and your child is alive. That doesn't mean it's safe. It means your child survived despite doing that.
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We parents of adult children who in turn are parents of children have more than likely slept with a child in bed with us. I am very close with my children and they are very close with theirs as am I also. At my age, I've proven in my life that so-called experts rarely do studies extensively enough to backup their claims. I raised mine as my parents raised me, and they're raising theirs under like conditions. And we're a happy healthy family.
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I slept with two of my sons on the couch. Made it much easier to breast feed and it helped me get the rest I needed.
When they did begin to sleep in their crib, they slept on the stomachs sometimes.
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I slept with all 4 of my babies. Many cultures consider it cruel to seperate a baby from its mother and have been co-sleeping for centuries. Experts don’t always get it right. When I had my first child 41 years ago, I was told if my waters broke to lie flat and call an ambulance as the risk of the cord being wrapped around his neck was greatly increases. I had to lie flat on a bed to give birth. By the time I had my fourth child ( 24) years ago I was advised to walk around during my labour to reduce the pain. I wasn’t shaved or given an enema. I gave birth squatting over a beanbag. It was so much less painful. The experts had been wrong for all those years.
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I slept with all four of my kids until they stopped nursing at night. They are now 20, 19, 17, & 13. My husband and I are light sleepers and we made it safe.
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As a parent, and teacher children need to sleep in their own bed for better rest and to grow their independence. It is easier for us to have them in our bed to feed and watch. But our job as a parent is to put them first.
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Agree to disagree with this. I live in India in my part of the world we co sleep with babies and they turned out perfectly fine. Infact for us it is the opposite from day 1 we are told to bond and stay close sleep together. Majority of Asia can not afford the luxury of a kid's room with baby monitor/ alarm and stuff. I am really curious how come babies in West can face a prob sleeping with parents
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My kid refused to sleep anywhere but on my chest for the first 2 months of life. Then she sleep on a"mini bed" next to me with a raised side so I couldn't roll over.
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