Is it bad to have my 2 month old son sleep in the bed with me??

Carley - posted on 07/10/2009 ( 49 moms have responded )

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I want my 2 month old son to sleep in my bed with me but I am not sure if that's a good idea? Please help me....

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Minnie - posted on 07/10/2009

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It's a wonderful idea. Bedsharing has been the default sleeping arrangement for infants for as long as there have been humans. He expects it. Human infants are supremely vulnerable, and they thrive best emotionally, socially, and physically when they sleep in bed with their mothers.





Ignore the fear-mongerers. They're basing this on a western culture-mentality, but that is in a minority the world over. If you don't do drugs, alcohol, if you aren't using fluffy blankets and pillows and there aren't spaces for baby to get caught in next to your bed you're fine.



As for the 'it's a hard habit to break', well, it's not a habit at all- it's how human infants are designed to sleep. Baby won't be sleeping in your bed forever- he will move to his own of his own volition if allowed to.

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Dana - posted on 07/24/2009

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My son sleeps with my husband and I. We have a queen size bed and are both slender people so we have plenty of room. When my son was about a month old we started bringing him into our bed so I could breastfeed easier. He never slept between us I always laid towards the middle of the bed and laid our son well above the blanket line, up by my head with my pillow nowhere near him. We never had any trouble. From what I understand, the chance of SIDS is lowered when babies sleep with their mom. When he was 4 months old we went to a relatives house and the bed had a space between the wall so I laid him between us. I rolled over and he was partially under me and it woke me up immediately. He is now almost 1 and still sleeps with us because he still eats frequently through out the night. I think it all depends on if your a light sleeper , if your baby wakes up alot, which in turn makes you a light sleeper, and if you breastfeed.

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I just wanted to say that I have had both of my children sleep in my bed and had concerns myself, but my pediatrician put it so nicely when she told me that it is very natural, and good for the baby in feeling secure. I only kept them in my bed for a few months though, so I did not have a problem moving them to their cribs. I also kept a cradle in my room and put them in it when I needed a little space or wanted to snuggle with my husband.

Gina - posted on 07/24/2009

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maybe not really sleep all night with him. let him fall asleep with you and then put him in his own bed. we did this with our son and he sleeps all night now in his own bed and he's 20 months old.

Denny - posted on 07/24/2009

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When I had Blake.. I slept with him every night.. I would hold him in my arm and sleep side by side.. getting up in the middle of the night.. it would make it more easy.. plus I was always scared someone would break in during the middle of the night and take him.. last year i worked in the ER in Indy.. there was a family that came in with their 9 week old.. the had the baby in the bed.. and rolled over and the baby died.. Seeing the family and everything they were going through.. the mom kept saying over and over.. we killed our baby.. we killed our baby.. that is something i will never forget.. so with Addison now.. i refuse to sleep with her.. I am a very light sleeper.. she sleeps right next to my bed in her bassinet and when she moves it wakes me up.. my sister works for dcs and she says how they have cases all the time.. the parents roll over!! and on top of that.. once u start.. it is soo hard to break the habit.. Blake is 3 and he sleeps between josh and I.. I wait until he falls asleep.. and then put him in his bed.. but he will wake up later and come into our bed.. Its easy when they are little.. but Blake is such a wild sleeper.. I get kicked in the face by him sleeping.. he is all over the bed!

HAZEL - posted on 07/10/2009

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yeah i agree i did it with mine and didn't get him into his own bed until he was 2. Although it doesn't help that i have a 1 bedroomed flat and his bed is right at the side of mine , i still wake up now and again with him at the side of me and find myself sleeping in his bed. When Connor was born I had post natal depression and because i felt guilty because i didn't feel close to him i thought that by having him in bed with me would help me feel close to him but it didn't help ad it took a major accident to make me realise how much i loved him ... i wouldn't do it as its putting the bby at risk and i regret doin it the first time round

HAZEL - posted on 07/10/2009

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hi i wouldn't risk it as he is still very tiny and can easily fall out of the bed if at the side of you and if he is in the middle of you you could suffocate him.
can i ask you why you want ure bby to sleep in ure bed ? is he ure first child ? and remember better to be safe than sorry x

Donna - posted on 07/10/2009

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Quoting Kristi:

No it is not bad at all! My daughter was a clingy baby, since the second she was born! She slept in the hospital bed with me, When I brought her home I had a little crib next to my bed.. she would take little "cat" naps in it. but when it came to sleeping.. she had to be against my chest! its a comfort for them when they are first out of the "womb" She is turning 7 yrs old this year and still sleeps with me! I do make her sleep in her own room on occasion and have tired "introducing" her bed since she was a baby. its a long road to deal with.. but if you gradually introduce their own bed like for "nap" time.. than at some point nap time will become bed time.. Just know every person is different and you always want the best for your child! if he will only sleep comfortably next to you.. than so be it.. he needs his sleep to grow!


Oh yeah! I'm glad to hear that I am not the only mother who has a nearly 7 year old co-sleeping with me! I say pooh-pooh to those who think co-sleeping causes a child to become more dependent on their poor parents - when, in fact, the opposite is true. My nearly 7 year old is comfortable in her own skin and goes off to school (during the school year) with absolutely no issues whatsoever. She went to a Summer Enrichment Program for 5 weeks and guess what? I did not have to walk my daughter into the cafeteria each day because she was confident enough to do it by herself.  In fact, she insisted I not go with her, that she would be fine and she was! The same is true this week while she is attending a Summer Day Camp. I know my daughter is healthy, happy and quite normal thank you. I even asked her pediatrician what he thought of her co-sleeping and guess what his reply was? As long as you are not taking any kind of medication that causes you to be a heavy sleeper, there is no problem with it. Studies have shown that children who co-sleep with their parents are much better off than being forced to sleep in their own bed/bedroom. There is less stress for the child and parent(s). My daughter has asthma and because my daughter co-sleeps with me I am much better able to listen to her breathe and can immediately take action if she has a breathing problem and administer medications should they be necessary. So, if anyone out there disagrees with my reason for co-sleeping with my child, I hope they keep their unwanted advice, opinions to themselves. I am not posting this for a debate and respectfully request that I not be badgered into believing I am a bad parent.

Abby - posted on 07/10/2009

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i wouldnt for many reasons,

no need, dangerous, ur child should be in their own bed, they get used to sleeping alone, u get time with ur partner or to urself, my baby is 11months and thinks our bed is for climbing and crawling on when mummy is tidyin(yes i watch him befroe anyone says he'll fall off)

they are safer in a crib or cot!

Samantha - posted on 07/10/2009

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Just because friends or family co slept well in the bed with their child does not make it "safe" The potential hazard is there. People still move in there sleep. You may be very tired or a heavy sleeper. Medical studies and books say to have your child in a separate bed. They really wouldn't say this or do studies of this if they didn't think that it was potentially hazardess to your child's health.

I understand parents do sleep in the bed with their child and that is completely there choice and not anyone else's choice. I wouldn't do it but that is just me. To each there own I say.

I also know people that sleep with there child and they are older now and still want to sleep with mommy and daddy and it has been very hard to transition them into their own room. Some kid's will go into their own room but will migrate back to there parents room at one time or another. I also do know that it has put a strain on some of my friends relationships.

Minnie - posted on 07/10/2009

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Quoting Marabeth:




Quoting Samantha:





Quoting Tamara:






Quoting TIFFANY:

yes you could roll over on him and kill him!











Can you present statistics showing a greater rate of death due to bedsharing and under what circumstances they occured or is this simply hyperbole and fearmongering that you're perpetuating?















 










Here is an article I found about bed sharing:










 










www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5239700/Parents-warned-that-sharing-a-bed-with-babies-puts-their-lives-at-risk.html










"A study discovered that more than half of infant deaths occurred when babies where sharing a bed or sofa with sleeping parents"










I really don't think that because she is worried about suffocating her child that she is "fearmongering"  










I personally know someone that rolled on their child when they where sleeping with him and killed him.  You cant roll on your baby if it is in it own bed.  As well a lot of people smoke and it says that if you smoke AT ALL you should not share bed with your child as it can increase SIDS.  It is just safer to have them in their own beds.










 






















 








most bedsharing deaths are from being on a sofa, drugs, alcohol, excess bedding or crevices the baby gets trapped in.. those are all preventable! very rarely is co-sleeping death a result of rolling over on your baby. 








Yes, obviously babies have indeed died while co-sleeping, but so have they in cribs.  It's very rare for an infant to die in a healthy bedsharing situation.  Just because an article will say that so n sos baby died in bed with mom or dad doesn't mean it was a healthy situation- and the fact that sofas were mentioned- well, there you go.




I honestly can't imagine rolling on top of my baby while sleeping- you sort of have to roll upwards, don't you? And staying there!  No, you'd have to be on drugs or alchohol to do that.  Or lying on an incredibly small sofa where you're facing inwards and above your baby.





Oh yes, and Carolyn's post was good- I especially like the points about a strong breastfeeding relationship, and bedsharing over a long time- not just once in a great while.

Carlyn - posted on 07/10/2009

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Studies show that bedsharing is safe provided the following conditions are met:
1) The mother and infant share a strong, ongoing breastfeeding relationship. (This means the child is exclusively or almost exclusively breastfed.)
2) The bed itself is made safe for bedsharing, which means the bed is firm, there are no cracks near the headboard/footboard/wall where the baby could fall and get wedged, and there are no fluffly covers or pillows that could fall on baby's face. Basically, you need your bed to be similar to a crib, firm and safe.
3) All people sleeping in the bed are stone cold sober. That means zero alcohol or drugs for either parent.
4) The bedsharing is ongoing and routine. This means the child sleeps there every night, not just once in awhile.
(These came from an article in Mothering Magazine. You can check out their site online and order the cosleeping issue if you want)

My husband and I bedshared with my daughter until she was about 16 months, at which point we moved her to her own bed in her own room. From our experiences I can tell you:
1) It does make nighttime feeding easier. You can even sleep while feeding (although it is a light sleep.) As a working mom, this was key for me as it really helped me be able to get up and go to work each day without feeling totally drained.
2) While you will get more sleep, you will not sleep as deeply. This is true for both parents. Because you are aware of the child in the bed, you will not sleep as deeply which I found made our sleep less restful. This can be a problem for some people that really need to get a deep sleep.
3) You need to have something in place for the times that you or your partner have had something to drink or really want that fluffy comforter on the bed. We used a pack and play that we set up right next to my side of the bed.
4) Yes, it is a habit. When we moved my DD to her own bed, I slept there with her for the first month or so. I really don't feel that this is unusual. What child hasn't woken up in the night and wanted their parents? When you co-sleep, the child wakes up and knows you are there, and goes back to sleep. It is comforting to them. Once my DD realized that I was going to be there for her, she easily went to sleep. Now that she is older, she understands that I might not be in the room, but that I am there for her if she wakes in the night. She is happy and secure in her own bed and her own room.

In the end, you have to decide for yourself what is easier for you and your family. For some moms, nighttime feedings are a special time that they don't mind being fully awake for. For other moms, they would rather be half awake and laying down for that time. It is a sacrifice because a co-sleeping bed does not look like a normal adult bed. I really missed my down comforter and fluffy pillows! But if you really want to do it, go for it!

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All these suffocation fears! Goodness! As long as the baby is not between the two adults in the bed, their face is kept away from the pillows and blankets, and the adults are NOT using medication (or alcohol), how would you possibly suffocate your baby?

As far as the fighting the older child thing goes, just make it an easy transition. Take your time. Make a big deal out of moving into their room, possibly with new decor or a new bed, sheets, etc. Start out the transition at naptime, and work your way up to bedtime. It's really not that hard. Most of my friends co-slept with their kids and had no trouble transitioning at all.

Felisha - posted on 07/10/2009

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Personally I think this is a bad habit to get into. When my son was born he slept in the same room as us in his bassinet but, by 2 months he was sleeping in his own room. If you let your child sleep with you they will get use to that fact and when you want to ween them to their own room/bed you are going to have issues. If you are on of those trying to ween your child/tot from your bed only allow them to sleep on the floor right beside you. My sister did this with her first child and now that he is two he is sleeping in his own bed/room and is ok with it.

Kelly - posted on 07/10/2009

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As a nusre i advise against it, because you could suffocate him. Also as a mother i know first hand its a hard habit to break, my almost two year old is still in the habit and its a fight every night.

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NO!!!!! My twins slept in bed with me from the time they came home. They had no trouble transitioning, like people will tell you stories about. You just have to be smart about it. I recommend reading some of Dr. Sears books, like the Attachment Parenting book. Good luck!! :o)

Karen Mallardi - posted on 07/10/2009

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I don't think its a good idea. Children need to learn where they are supposed to sleep. That and it is dangerous. Both of my children at an older age came into our room to sleep, but it only lasted a while. My 2 year old is right in the middle of it now. I can't wait to have my sanctuary back!

Sarah - posted on 07/10/2009

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i dont think its a gud idea cause i did that with my son and then it was hard trying to get him to sleep in his own bed, i no u just wanna cuddle up to them cause i did, but i regret doing it cause it took me ages to get him back in his cot.

Marabeth - posted on 07/10/2009

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Quoting Samantha:



Quoting Tamara:




Quoting TIFFANY:

yes you could roll over on him and kill him!







Can you present statistics showing a greater rate of death due to bedsharing and under what circumstances they occured or is this simply hyperbole and fearmongering that you're perpetuating?









 






Here is an article I found about bed sharing:






 






www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5239700/Parents-warned-that-sharing-a-bed-with-babies-puts-their-lives-at-risk.html






"A study discovered that more than half of infant deaths occurred when babies where sharing a bed or sofa with sleeping parents"






I really don't think that because she is worried about suffocating her child that she is "fearmongering"  






I personally know someone that rolled on their child when they where sleeping with him and killed him.  You cant roll on your baby if it is in it own bed.  As well a lot of people smoke and it says that if you smoke AT ALL you should not share bed with your child as it can increase SIDS.  It is just safer to have them in their own beds.






 











 



most bedsharing deaths are from being on a sofa, drugs, alcohol, excess bedding or crevices the baby gets trapped in.. those are all preventable! very rarely is co-sleeping death a result of rolling over on your baby. 

Marabeth - posted on 07/10/2009

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Quoting Samantha:



Quoting Tamara:




Quoting TIFFANY:

yes you could roll over on him and kill him!







Can you present statistics showing a greater rate of death due to bedsharing and under what circumstances they occured or is this simply hyperbole and fearmongering that you're perpetuating?









 






Here is an article I found about bed sharing:






 






www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5239700/Parents-warned-that-sharing-a-bed-with-babies-puts-their-lives-at-risk.html






"A study discovered that more than half of infant deaths occurred when babies where sharing a bed or sofa with sleeping parents"






I really don't think that because she is worried about suffocating her child that she is "fearmongering"  






I personally know someone that rolled on their child when they where sleeping with him and killed him.  You cant roll on your baby if it is in it own bed.  As well a lot of people smoke and it says that if you smoke AT ALL you should not share bed with your child as it can increase SIDS.  It is just safer to have them in their own beds.






 











 



most bedsharing deaths are from being on a sofa, drugs, alcohol, excess bedding or crevices the baby gets trapped in.. those are all preventable! very rarely is co-sleeping death a result of rolling over on your baby. 

Pamela - posted on 07/10/2009

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I agree with some of the moms that say you might roll over on him but I let my 1st born sleep with me up until she was about 3. I lived to regret it because it took my almost 1 year to get her to finally sleep in her own bed and now that she is 11 she stills tries to go back to sleeping with me. But now I reall can't sleep with her because she SNORES!!! :) hope this helps.....

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What Amber said is correct. As long as no one gets in bed intoxicated, the bed is firm and you don't have blankets or pillows near his face, you'll be fine. Everyone I know at one time or another slept with their children in bed. It's amazing how aware you are as you sleep of his movements and also you can sense earlier when it's his time to eat, avoiding crying. Good luck.

Tonya - posted on 07/10/2009

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Please let him sleep alone in a CRIB!!!!! My girlfriend killed her son like that the funeral was sooooo sad. I can't imagine the guilt she has to live with for the rest of her life.

Dianna - posted on 07/10/2009

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take it from me....get him in his own bed as soon as possible..i know it's easier when breast feeding or if you are back at work...But honestly, my kids are 4 and 5 and just 3 months ago did i get them out of mine & my husband's bed....we lost so much sleep over the years...not to mention the "adult" time....it would have been so much harder to break the habit years ago but it's just like any other baby habit....bottles, pacifiers, etc..stop them early because the longer you wait..the harder it is to break

Jenni - posted on 07/10/2009

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I have to say, I moved my son out of our bed at 9 months and he went easily. My daughter was 10 months and it was just as easy. My friend's 18 month old is very unhappy about being moved to her own bed, and it has not been easy for my friend to stick with. Consistency is the key in moving them to their own room- but don't let that discourage you from having him sleep with you while he's tiny!

Jenni - posted on 07/10/2009

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It's absolutely fine, and absolutely wonderful too. You wont roll over and kill him- that is a common misconception. If you've been drinking, put him in a bassinet or portable crib next to your bed. Co-sleeping is a wonderful way to bond with your baby, and it makes nursing in the night as easy as pie :) I'm totally jealous- those are good old days in my house!

Samantha - posted on 07/10/2009

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Quoting Tamara:



Quoting TIFFANY:

yes you could roll over on him and kill him!





Can you present statistics showing a greater rate of death due to bedsharing and under what circumstances they occured or is this simply hyperbole and fearmongering that you're perpetuating?





 



Here is an article I found about bed sharing:



 



www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5239700/Parents-warned-that-sharing-a-bed-with-babies-puts-their-lives-at-risk.html



"A study discovered that more than half of infant deaths occurred when babies where sharing a bed or sofa with sleeping parents"



I really don't think that because she is worried about suffocating her child that she is "fearmongering"  



I personally know someone that rolled on their child when they where sleeping with him and killed him.  You cant roll on your baby if it is in it own bed.  As well a lot of people smoke and it says that if you smoke AT ALL you should not share bed with your child as it can increase SIDS.  It is just safer to have them in their own beds.



 




Jocelyn - posted on 07/10/2009

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If you are nervous about rolling over on him get one of these co sleeper beds that fits in your bed right next to you.

Tamara - posted on 07/10/2009

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Quoting TIFFANY:

yes you could roll over on him and kill him!


Can you present statistics showing a greater rate of death due to bedsharing and under what circumstances they occured or is this simply hyperbole and fearmongering that you're perpetuating?

Tamara - posted on 07/10/2009

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Nope. I still have my 21 month daughter in bed w/me part time. As long as you take precautions, bedsharing is safe to do.

Kristi - posted on 07/10/2009

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No it is not bad at all! My daughter was a clingy baby, since the second she was born! She slept in the hospital bed with me, When I brought her home I had a little crib next to my bed.. she would take little "cat" naps in it. but when it came to sleeping.. she had to be against my chest! its a comfort for them when they are first out of the "womb" She is turning 7 yrs old this year and still sleeps with me! I do make her sleep in her own room on occasion and have tired "introducing" her bed since she was a baby. its a long road to deal with.. but if you gradually introduce their own bed like for "nap" time.. than at some point nap time will become bed time.. Just know every person is different and you always want the best for your child! if he will only sleep comfortably next to you.. than so be it.. he needs his sleep to grow!

September - posted on 07/10/2009

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In my opinion you are staring a very bad habbit by lettting your son sleep with you. I have a sister who has a 3 and 4 year old and they still sleep with her. She cannot get them to sleep in their room for anything! When I had my son who is now 8 months old my sister said whatever you do don't get in the habbit of letting Kazyn (my son) sleep with you. He has napped with me before but he has never slept over night with me and my husband. Kazyn sleeps so well in his crib and I had no problems when I switched him over from his bassinette to his crib. He loves his room and his crib :) Good luck with whatever you decide to do :)

Eden - posted on 07/10/2009

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We co-slept with our daughter, without any problems. I'd say do what makes you feel comfortable. The whole not sleeping with your child idea is a USA idea. I grew up in Central America and me and my siblings were the only people I knew that hadn't co-slept with their parents. It's normal, comforting and perfect to sleep with your baby. Besides, you are the parent; when you think it's time to have your little one sleep in his own bed, stick to it. It might take a few nights, but just don't give up. Also, he sure to have him getting used to a crib now. Naps should be in his bed.

Dawn - posted on 07/10/2009

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you will hear all kinds of advice, truth of it is - it is your decision. Children sleep with thier parents in many cultures and for many many past centuries other then America and they are fine. It also seems that baby's that sleep with their parents have less cases of sids, because they "mimic" their moms breathing at night. My daughter turned two in May, she slept with us up to about 6 months ago, then we moved her to her own bed in our room and finally about 3 nights ago we have moved her to her own room. I am glad that we let her sleep with us and we moved her like we did. She seems so secure

Samantha - posted on 07/10/2009

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You are not supposed to sleep in the same bed with your child it is a potential hazard for the baby. My fiance works with a guy that slept in the same bed with his child and in the night he rolled on top of him and SUFFOCATED him. The baby was 7 months old. It is just safer to have them in their own bed in the same room as you. The baby also can fall off of the bed onto loose clothing or get tangled into the blanket and at two months cannot get themselves free therefore they can suffocate. The can get stuck between the bed and the wall and it also creates co-dependancy.

I personally would never sleep in the same bed as my daughter. I wouldn't want to put her in danger. I know that a lot of people do it, but it still doesn't make it right. They made cradles and cribs for a reason. I put my daughter in her cradle and I basically had it attached to my side of the bed This is called co-sharing (not bed sharing) It was really easy to get up and feed her and when we both woke up the next morning we could both see each other.

The AAP (American Academy of pediatrics) does not want you sharing a bed with your child, but instead have your child in the same room as you or in close proximity with you. If you want to stay away from potential suffocation (not saying that it happens to everyone) keep the child in its own bed.

NICOLE - posted on 07/10/2009

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Please dont do it!!! You or the father wont crush him or anything but they WILL NOT leave your bed once you start letting them sleep in it. Its so nice to cuddle with them and sometimes you're too tired to get up and put him in his crib. But i made that mistake and my now 16 month old son WILL NOT sleep in his bed ill lay with him and then put him in his crib he climbs outta his crib and into my bed. It was nice at first bt it really sucks now.

DEANNA - posted on 07/10/2009

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There are also little beds that fit on your bed beside you that u can get from Babys R US, thats what I used when he was real little..

DEANNA - posted on 07/10/2009

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What makes you unsure whether or not he should sleep with you? Is it bc of his safety or that he may develop a bad habit that's hard to break? Bc my 8mth. old still sleeps with me when i put him in my bed, but I can put him in his bed just as easy and he'll sleep there with no problems..

Lisa - posted on 07/10/2009

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I think its a bad idea.... its a bad habbit that he wont get out of! but if u dnt mind sharing ur bed wiv ur son for yrs n not havin ur own space then its up to u! it will be hard gettin him out the habbit if u start it nw at such a young age

Rebekah - posted on 07/10/2009

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No its not bad my doughter did the same and we decided it was time she slept in her own bed it took a couple of days to settle her but it happened! we were both very ill when she was born so that is why we slept together, we are both fine now! just be aware he is there and try and see if he will sleep in his own bed once in awhile or when you feel you need a good night sleep~!

Carol - posted on 07/10/2009

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Hi Carley. I'm a proud mom of 4 grown up kids and 4 grandkids. I nursed my babies for the first few months and would usually doze off with them in my arms....in bed. I had my back to their daddy, so that they wouldn't get smothered. I'm not sure of your 'partner' status, but one thing I know; once a child gets used to sharring it's mom's bed, it's a hard habit to break and is unfair to the child, your partner or future partner and usually causes grief if goes on for years. I understand loneliness, but don't use a baby as a teddy bear (if this is the case dear.) They are wonderful at that age and I find nothing wrong with keeping them close in the beginning. I was a light sleeper and there was little chance of me forgetting that I had a small creature in my grasp.Just check your heart and reasons for keeping it up for years (smile) Enjoy your son and many blessings to you....Carol

Dana - posted on 07/10/2009

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No it's not bad, except of course rollover death but also if it continues for too long it gets harder to break them of it.

Amy - posted on 07/10/2009

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though it much easier to have your baby sleep with you at a small age i personally am against it. with my first child who is 6 now always slept in my bed and yes he is alive and well today and in his own bed it was a very hard tranaction, it becomes a habit and im sorry but i disagree of a 2 yr old sleeping with their parent. children need to learn independence and sleeping alone is a good start. my son still sneaks into bed with me every morning when daddy leaves for work!! now my daughter was never aloud in bed with me, after having somone close to me have their 3 month old die from co-sleeping (no drinking or drunks was involved) i made sure my daughter who is now 14 months was in her own bed and to this day all i do is lay her in her crib at bed time and she is off to sleep with no problem until morning...its wonderful no patting her bum or rocking her to sleep or crying when i leave the room. it simply made my life easier in the long run and kept her save from sids

KESHA - posted on 07/10/2009

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NO ITS NOT BACK... AS LONG AS YOUR NOT A WILD SLEEPER THEN YOU SHOULD BE FINE... MY DAUGHTER AND 18 MONTHS OLD AND SHE STILL SLEEPS WITH ME...

Jessica - posted on 07/10/2009

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I co-slept with al of my children and they are all alive and well today. If your nursing it makes life alot easier and it gives your baby a sense of security. Make sure your mattress isn't to soft, don't keep extra bedding on the bed, no smoking and no drinking, if you chose to do either of the last two I would suggest not co-sleeping. Other than this I would just say do your research and trust your instincts, if your uncomfortable with it it's best not to do it, but I think you'll be fine. Hope this helps.

Amber - posted on 07/10/2009

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No its not bad, unless you've taken medication or drink before you go to bed. It is perfectly natural to have your baby sleep with you. My son is 6 months and we co-sleep. When he's hungry I just roll over and feed him. That way we both get our sleep. If you don't feel comfortable sleeping with him so little you can get a co-sleeper, which goes right against your bed. You should look up askdrsears.com if you have more questions. Whatever you decide, good luck!!

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