I think it's important to send a message to other parents that if they choose to co-sleep
they shouldn't worry what other people think about it.
The infant's sleeping location, in particular whether or not they co-sleep
with their parents, is associated with night waking.
Yet she is tireless in her attack on people who co-sleep
, nurse, limit TV watching, and focus too much attention on their kids.
Parents reported that their son's sleep difficulties had caused considerable distress for them both, particularly when they began allowing their son to co-sleep
Professor Mark Baker, NICE's clinical practice director, said: "We're not telling people not to co-sleep
with their babies, but there is an association with SIDS and it's better parents know and make their own judgements.
Some older children who co-sleep
have difficulty transitioning to their own bed and will demand to sleep with the parents well past puberty.
Luckily, the types of disturbances most often seen in those who co-sleep
are relatively minor, says Dr Carney, such as brief wake-ups and poorer quality of sleep.
Parents who follow the techniques often co-sleep
with their children, prefer to carry them in a sling rather than in a pram and believe in breastfeeding when their child wants it - and for as long as they want to.
Son Gus, 8, left, used to co-sleep
with Lange and her husband, but he's since outgrown that stage.
The study did not ask why the choice was made to co-sleep
We're not telling people not to co-sleep
with their babies, we know that could get in the way with breastfeeding, but there is an association with SIDS and it's better that parents should know and make their own judgments," he said.
We decided to co-sleep
with Joshua - have him in bed with us.