Re: Am I doing something wrong?? 2 week old only happy at br
SIDS is not the danger you should worry about when it comes to bed-sharing. Babies who share a sleep surface with their parents tend to have a LOWER risk of SIDS than babies who sleep by themselves, which is why the old name for SIDS was "cot death" or "crib death". When a baby shares a bed with mom and dad, the big danger is suffocation from bedding, from entrapment in a void (like the space between the bed and headboard), or from being overlain by an adult. If you decide to bring baby into bed with you, here are some tips on safe co-sleeping:
we have a co-sleeper for her to sleep in, because I worry so much about her sleeping in bed with us and SIDS but she seems to hate it.
- all adults must be drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free (all those things make for heavier sleep and less responsiveness to the infant in the bed)
- no heaps of fluffy bedding
- no waterbeds
- mom should be nursing on demand (moms who don't nurse aren't as responsive to their babies)
- sleep surface should not have voids (gap between mattress and headboard or wall, no couches or upholstered furniture)
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