I do know that in the "Sleepless in America" study 75% of parents admitted to bedsharing at least sometimes. I imagine the stats would be fairly similar in Australia. Certainly in these threads even those who don't support bed-sharing admit to having their baby in their bed at some point (when sick, early in the morning, etc). I don't think it's accurate that less than half of people bedshare. Reactive and occasional bedsharing is also more risky than planned bedsharing.
Also, does anyone know if these stats include figures for co-sleeping on a couch (an incredibly dangerous thing to do)?
Regarding the push to charge parents. Good question. I don't necessarily believe all parents who break guidelines should be charged. It's just that in some cases the cause of the death can be explained without a shadow of a doubt (suffocation) and can be attributed purely to the parents negligence. I don't think the same can be said for ff/sleeping in a separate room etc.
I like arguing because I'm asking questions and not agreeing with you? I think you should just worry about yourself.
I'm not insulting you. It's just an observation. This isn't the only thread I have noticed it in. Maybe you should take your own advice and just worry about yourself.
**Yawn** still going to co-sleep ( or bed-share or whatever the correct term is these days)
So Tired of people who have read this or that and therefore must know everything.
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