cosleeping


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cosleeping

(kō-slēp'ing),
Sharing of a bed by a parent and an infant.

co·sleep·ing

(kō'slēp-ing)
An increasingly common activity in which one or more children sleep with one or both parents. Clinical opinion is widely divergent on the benefits or harm related to such behavior (e.g., nurturing, long-term psychological trauma for both children and parents).

cosleeping

(kō″slēp′ĭng) [ con- + sleeping]
The sharing of a bed by several members of the same family or clan.
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The guide emphasises the vital importance of having open, nonjudgemental conversations with parents about safer sleep, including cosleeping.
First, cosleep in adults is likely to be a possible source of error in sleep lab diagnostics as it has been shown to differ significantly from sleeping alone (e.g., [3]; for reviews on cosleeping couples see [7, 8]).
Consequently, treatment approaches for sleep problems should focus not only on child factors but also on parent and family factors (e.g., cosleeping, excessive reassurance) that might maintain disordered sleep.
The first thing the guidance asks health professionals to do is discuss the circumstances of cosleeping with parents and carers, as individual families may need to consider different things."
It clarifies the association between cosleeping and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for parents - but allows them to make their own choice.
As a cosleeping advocate, there is nothing I love more than sleeping with my family, but I believe that when it comes to babies below the age of one, cosleeping is best limited to sleeping in the same room but in separate beds from parents and siblings.
Eight months is about the limit for cosleeping. Developmental night waking starts about then and will make breaking the habit "more of a struggle," she said.
Carmel McCalmont, head of midwifery at University Hospital, Walsgrave, said all pregnant women and new mums were advised against cosleeping.
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