Co sleeping is an ancient practice. Sharing the parent’s bed with an infant was the norm in all societies prior to the 1700s according to a 1995 study published by the Official Journal of the Royal College of Midwives.
In many countries and cultures, co-sleeping and using a co sleeper bed is still widely practiced, where the benefit for both babies and mothers can still be seen today. Medical and scientific evidence suggests that co-sleeping (sleeping in close quarters with baby and parent) has many benefits that the Western practice of leaving infants alone in a room of their own does not.
In fact, babies who co sleep are often reported to seem happier than babies who don’t. Lactation consultants, doulas, midwives, and safe sleep professionals recommend the babybay co sleeper bed for safe co-sleeping practices. The babybay is an eco-friendly, non toxic baby %LINK% that allows parents and their newborn to sleep side by side at night, but in separate spaces. This is safe co-sleeping at its best.
Though there are dangers associated with certain types of co-sleeping, not all co-sleeping was created equally. Bed-sharing and couch-sharing have proven to be dangerous for babies, occasionally leading to SIDS.
Safe co-sleeping, or room-sharing, ensures that the infant is close to his or her parents, but not directly in bed with them, where overheating or suffocation from sheets being pulled up too high may occur. A bedside sleeper or co sleeper bed allows for safe co-sleeping to take place, giving baby his or her own crib space, while snuggled up right next to the parent’s bed.
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