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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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The patient now co-sleeps
with his parents so that Carol can observe him and tend to him if needed.
My bottle-fed girls slept 12 hours a night, from 10 weeks, but Violet still co-sleeps
with us, so that I can get a few hours' sleep.
The Lane County Child Fatality Review Team has made the recommendation that parents not co-sleep
with their infants.