Milwaukee ads about dangers of co sleeping

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I was just wondering what others thought about this ad??

http://news.yahoo.com/milwaukee-runs-pro...

hopefully that link will work. Is co sleeping really that dangerous?? Ive been co sleeping with my 2 year old since she was about 6 months and have another baby due in march. Now I am wondering if co-sleeping is the safe thing to do. I know I will still want them in my room, but should I consider a separate bed? Just wondering what others thoughts were on this.

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Sylvia - posted on 11/27/2011

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That ad is (pardon my language) total horsesh!t. Co-sleeping is not inherently any more dangerous than putting your baby in a crib to sleep.

Just like with a crib, there are safer and less safe ways to share sleep with your baby. Waterbeds and soft puffy bedding are no-nos, for instance. But it's not *automatically* dangerous, and there are lots of benefits (including the fact that if your baby sleeps like mine did [she's 9 now and sleeps in her own bed], it's the ONLY way anyone in the family is going to get any sleep ever).

There are useful tips on safe co-sleeping at www.askdrsears.com, among other places. It's not for everybody, but if it's working for you, don't let that stupid ad campaign scare you out of doing it!

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Cynthia - posted on 04/10/2012

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I have co slept with all three of my boys since birth - mostly for my own sanity in the middle of the night! I have three happy healthy guys!!!!

Ally - posted on 01/03/2012

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In the latest Parents' Magazine, there was a short paragraph saying that the AAP was out with another recommendation against cosleeping.

I just don't get it! It may not be for everyone, but to be against it? It's been done for thousands of years!

I am debating whether a king bed will accommodate my family when #2 shows up in a few months. Anyone have any experience with this? My husband would not respond well to being kicked out! Then again, neither would DD! grin.

Christina - posted on 12/20/2011

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We had three infant deaths in my small town a couple years back. Two were from co-sleeping. In one case, the drunk/stoned father rolled onto the baby. In another, the drunk mother and baby were on a couch. In the third, the three month old was put down on his back for a nap at daycare and stopped breathing.

I co-slept with my second and third babies. For me, it was a matter of my own sanity. My second daughter had colic, and even when she wasn't screaming (which was rare) she woke up to nurse every hour and a half. All night, every night. I was waking up 5 or 6 times every night. Finally, I had to boot my hubby out of the bed and bring the baby in. I would sleep with her in the crook of my arm. She would be on top of the blankets. It was much easier to nurse her and both of us would fall asleep MUCH quicker afterwards. In the morning I wouldn't even remember how many times I woke up to feed her because we were in such sync. It saved my sanity!! Literally! As she got a bit older, I would put her in her bassinette after some of her feedings (Such as the evening feedings) so she could also get used to sleeping by herself. She was sleeping in her own room by four or five months. I did the same thing with my son - so co-sleeping doesn't mean you'll be sleeping with your teenager!

Jelissa - posted on 12/19/2011

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i still co-sleep with my 2&1/2 yr old as well as my 6month old they are just on either side of me to keep them safe.. dad is upset though as he has not slept in the bed much for the past 3 yrs...lol (hes a chicken when it comes to c/s)

Patricia - posted on 11/29/2011

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Co-sleeping is the cultural norm in the places where SIDs is at the lowest. There's a reason SIDs used to be referred to as Crib Death.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 11/17/2011

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I'm nervous myself about co-sleeping. But if I didn't do it there would be one really mean nasty American up in Canada.

I understand that co-sleeping is risky. But my husband and I are both light sleepers. We can't even move in our sleep because it wakes us up. I believe you just do what's right for you

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