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The practice of parents and one or more infants or small children sharing a bed while sleeping.
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69) The common assumption is that cosleeping with pets is ultimately a bad way to get quality sleep.
Cosleeping in the same room but on different bed surfaces may also be considered a potential intervention that allows the parent the ability to be present with the child in case of a seizure but not be woken by small or insignificant sleep movement of the child.
Thus, activities such as birth bonding, babywearing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, balance, and so on, help children grow into well-adjusted and highly empathetic adults.
For example, parents of children with sleep problems often provide excessive reassurance to their children when they experience nightmares or nighttime fear, extend bedtimes in order to avoid sleep-related distress and difficulties, and permit cosleeping with parents and siblings (Dadds, Barrett, Rapee, & Ryan, 1996).
The practice of cosleeping has become more common again, often due to the parents' parenting philosophy or the simple need to get some sleep.
Cosleeping in urban families with young children in the United States.
It clarifies the association between cosleeping and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for parents - but allows them to make their own choice.
The first thing the guidance asks health professionals to do is discuss the circumstances of cosleeping with parents and carers, as individual families may need to consider different things.
As a cosleeping advocate, there is nothing I love more than sleeping with my family, but I believe that when it comes to babies below the age of one, cosleeping is best limited to sleeping in the same room but in separate beds from parents and siblings.
Wales was the first country in the UK to set up a national Child Death Review (CDR) system and this has already provided helpful advice about reducing risks to the infant from cosleeping.