co-sleeping


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co-sleeping

Bed-sharing Pediatrics The sleeping of an infant or child in a parent's bed Pros Intimate contact with parent during critical formative period of infancy Cons Risk of death–±60 occur/yr in the US–due to suffocation, strangulation in bed clothing, or overlying. See Overlying.
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"Some children die unexpectedly with these type of lesions even when they are sleeping on their own without any co-sleeping at all.
Co-sleeping on a sofa or armchair was the most prevalent risk, with 40% of parents admitting to having done so and 25% having done so more than once.
At an inquest in Bolton, Miss Makin and Mr Marsh wept as police and a coroner called for great awareness about the dangers of 'co-sleeping' following the tragedy on November 17 at the couple's home in Atherton.
Pathologist Dr Charles Wilson said the cause of death was sudden infant death linked with adult co-sleeping.
Warning all the parents about sleeping with their newborns, he said, "We know that Archie died and he did have some injuries probably arising from the co-sleeping, they were not the cause of death but would have caused problems with his breathing which led to his death.
Co-sleeping also increases the risk of your baby being caught between a wall and the bed, or rolling out of an adult-size bed and hurting themself.
And it was only after she researched the subject that she stopped feeling guilty for embracing that hotly debated, oft-frowned-upon parenting approach: co-sleeping with your child.
Birlikte uyuma (co-sleeping) ve yatak paylasma (bed-sharing) siklikla ayni anlamda kullanilmaktadir.
After analyzing moms' sleeping patterns and feelings about sleep for the first year of their babies' lives, the researchers found that mothers who were still co-sleeping - sharing either a room or bed - with their infants after six months were more likely to feel depressed, worried about their babies' sleep and think their decisions were being criticized.
Some of the basics of AP are natural childbirth, responding immediately to crying, breastfeeding when the child desires it, holding and carrying the baby or wearing it in a sling, and co-sleeping.