Lily, almost every article I can find relating to this inquest tries to make a link between SIDS and co-sleeping.
"Each year in Australia over 100 little ones that are placed in their sleeping environment, there's around about 100 who die, just over 100 that die of sudden unexpected death in infancy.
Near half of those deaths are in co-sleeping situations."
(Which, by the way, means that more than half are not in co-sleeping situations!)
"Mr Olle investigated four cases where babies died of SIDS after co-sleeping. Each was sharing a bed with a parent just before or at the time of their death."
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I feel i was more danger to my child being exhausted and overwhelmed by insisting on having her in her own bed when she clearly wanted to be with me vs co-sleeping and both of us getting a much better sleep (and thus not being exhausted anymore).
Different stokes for different folks. I did read up on the SIDS guidelines before i co-slept and followed them, i did it safely.
07-07-2012 16:52 #153
33/72 infants died while sharing a sleep surface, which equates to 45.8%, meaning that majority (54.2%) died whilst not co-sleeping!
07-07-2012 17:00 #154Guest Guest
"Caregiver/infant sharing of a sleep surface, beds, sofas, mattresses and armchairs, increases the risk of infant death from a fatal sleep accident and may increase the risk of infant death from SIDS."
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07-07-2012 17:04 #156Senior Member
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We never co-slept when dd & ds were infants, but i have had them in a cot/bassinet in the same room. I am a very heavy sleeper and so is dh, so i preferred not to have them in bed with us at a young age. Now that dd is nearly 4 I don't mind her coming into bed after dh goes to work.. it's our special time, and i'm more comfortable with the fact she's alot bigger, so im not worried about the whole deep sleeping as much.
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07-07-2012 17:21 #160Guest Guest
So what's the point?
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