Is anyone as upset as I am by the commercial on cosleeping?

Sarah - posted on 07/28/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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The commercial has a mother telling the father to get the camera because the baby looks cute sleeping on the couch with the mother. Then all of the sudden the mother starts screaming because the baby isn't breathing and then they call 911.
wtf?

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Kristy - posted on 08/07/2009

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I CO SLEEP WITH MY DAUGHTER ME HA=ER AND MY BABYDADDY I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH AND I THINK THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH IT MOST BE ACCIDENTS AND MAYBE SOME INRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE BUT SOME PEOPLE CANT JUST TELL U UR BABYS GONNA DIE IF U CO SLEEP PLEASE FIND ANOTHER PHASE AND THE COMMERIAL VERY UNREALSTIC AND STUPID!!!

Melinda - posted on 08/07/2009

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yeah when Caroline was newborn til about 4 months she also slept in one of those beside me or in her own crib...now that she is almost 9 months old I do not use it anymore but we put pillows all over the floor on her side of the bed and also at the foot of the bed...just in case.

Toni - posted on 08/07/2009

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i have to put a story here about when i was a baby. my mom was breastfeeding me in bed, and fell asleep.. i guess her grip must have loosened, because i fell off the bed.. my mom woke up to the large bump when i hit the floor.. luckily i was ok! im not against co-sleeping- but theyre are ways to make it safer.i think... my baby is 3 months ,if he is going to cuddle with me, I put him in his sleep positioner beside me, so that there is a small barrier between us!

Melinda - posted on 08/07/2009

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I would like to say I have co slept with my 9 month old since she was a newborn. At night I would put her in her bassinet beside the bed but sometimes during breastfeeding we would just fall asleep together in the bed and most the time we would take naps together.

I have NEVER almost rolled over her but for the most part when she was a newbi I tried to keep her in her crib because I was nervous about her falling off and being so little. She is 9 months now and I try and keep her in there at night now but she sleeps better in bed with me and gets up less often so usually around 4 or 5 she gets in bed with me. I have not had any problems with it nor do I believe it is dangerous. If the baby is healthy to start with they will move or squeal if some how you do start to roll on them, though I am confused on how you can roll over something as big as a baby and not notice. Now if you sleep that hard then no your baby shouldn't sleep in bed with you but now that I am a mom I have yet to sleep though even a whimper she makes. It is amazing how asleep you can be and they can make one noise that wakes you up better then an alarm!

Kylie - posted on 08/06/2009

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co- sleeping is not sleeping on the couch with your baby. i know of two babies who died because mum was exhausted and fell asleep on the couch with the baby in her arms. It's an important message. I love co-sleeping but it needs to be done safely.

Amy - posted on 07/30/2009

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All four of my children have been co-sleepers. We would have them sleep next to our bed in a bassinet when they were not old enought to roll over or crawl around but after that our bed was theirs. We never had any incidents.

Samantha - posted on 07/30/2009

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I haven't seen the commercial, but my baby is 10 weeks old and he co-sleeps with me and my husband every night. I absolutely love having my baby sleep with me!

Sarah - posted on 07/30/2009

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I have been waiting for it to come back on so I can find a link, yet I haven't seen it again the last few days. I'll post the link when I find it!

Sara - posted on 07/30/2009

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I co-sleep with my 11 month old mainly because he crawls out of his bed into mine, but before that started, he would sleep in his bed the first part of the night and with me the second. It impoved bonding and I felt safer knowing he was right there with me.

Garin - posted on 07/30/2009

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I co-sleep with my 5 month old. I had a c-section and at first I had him sleeping in the bassinet but when he woke up at night, I would forget that I had a c-section and jump out of bed and of course that hurt. So I decided to keep him in bed with us and he stayed in our bed ever since. As first-time parents fear every thing, we feared that we might roll over on him so we bought a snuggle nest sleep positioner which we put in the middle of our bed for the baby to sleep in just as a precaution. Our fears have passed and we now know that he's perfectly safe sleeping with us.

Dayna - posted on 07/30/2009

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I co-slept with my baby the first 4 months, nothing bad happened, I broke her of that just so she will sleep in her own bed better in the future. I think co-sleeping is a way of bonding with your child. Your motherly instincts will be enough to keep anything from happening. When I had my c-section I had a hard time, I developed a spinal headache and could not get out of bed for about 2 weeks and I breastfed so she just slept in bed with me and it worked great, I was worried the first few days but thats normal with any mom.

Ashley - posted on 07/29/2009

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it may be a bit rediculous but maybe their just trying to get a very important point across... most commercials are stupid anyways

Nicole - posted on 07/29/2009

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I have not seen that commercial. I have no problem with co-sleeping. We just did it accidentally. I am one of those who just started sleeping with her son in the bed. I had a c-section (that went horribly wrong) so it was easier for him to stay in the bed with us--especially when I was home during the day by myself. I had no intentions on starting it---but we are very careful--my son is now 9 months old and will quickly make a noise if something is wrong. And I feel safer knowing that he is alseep with us than in his crib. Now the next baby---I won't do that. Just because it is a hassle to me-I always get pushed off the bed. But everyone I've ever known has done co-sleeping with their baby and the results have always been great. The children are happier, active and very independent.

Samantha - posted on 07/29/2009

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I am not a fan of co sleeping at all but that commercial just seems a little bit ridiculous.

I do agree with Sara though some people are not bright enough to set up a scene for safety and even though this commercial sounds way off it will make those people who don't think about safety to maybe take at look at where they have their child sleeping.

I know someone that rolled on his son and for this reason I think that commercials (not this one) to teach you about safety is not all that bad.

Sara - posted on 07/29/2009

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I don't think it's inappropriate to teach people not to sleep with their babies as a general rule. My friend's lost a baby at 6 weeks old a couple of years ago in a very similar scenario.



You have to remember that people who chose to co-sleep often times do a lot of research and prepare to use the method and they also set the scene for safety, but some people aren't that bright and shouldn't just be chucking a newborn into bed with them to sleep, because it's not safe, IMO.

Etta - posted on 07/29/2009

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Who sponsored that commercial? It just sound stupid. They're trying really hard to scare people. Like the last person said, that wouldn't happen like that.If you're awake, you would know right away if something were wrong.
I don't co-sleep; it's a personal choice. But I have slept on the couch with baby on my chest (that was the only way to get my first one to nap in the early days). I worried a lot about SIDS and constantly checked the status of my baby. The advertisers are just uninformed. The way I understand it, the biggest concerns with co-sleeping is rolling on top of baby and keeping the blankets and pillows away from baby's face.

Angie - posted on 07/29/2009

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I'm not personally a fan of co-sleeping but that commercial sounds really fake. Babies don't die within seconds while being held by their awake mothers asking the fathers to get the camera. Haven't seen that one.

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