Sharing Your Bed With Baby?
Hush little baby, don't you cry. Momma's by your side all through the night.
The parenting practice called bed-sharing is at an all-time high despite dangers which include SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), accidental suffocation, and getting trapped in the bed.
The awareness of these fatal dangers has increased with the popularity of nightlong snuggles, however still concerning doctors and pediatricians.
While seven percent of all families practiced co-sleeping in 1993, 14 percent participated in 2010. African-American families are most known to partake in the practice with an active 21 percent in 1993, and in 2010, 39 percent.
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to allow babies to sleep in their own bed while still in the parents' room.
Do you believe in bed-sharing? What are your thoughts?