Despite risk, more infants sharing beds

September 30, 2013 10:14 PM

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Despite risk, more infants sharing beds

The trend in bed sharing or co-sleeping with an infant significantly increased over a nearly 20-year period. Studies have shown this sleep practice increases an infant's risk of dying from SIDS.

The number of infants who sleep in a bed with an adult or another child has doubled over the past 17 years — a troubling development given research showing that bed sharing increases an infant's risk of death from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other sleep-related causes, such as accidental ...

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