Daily Mail, a British publication, has published an article discussing a recent statement from United Kingdom coroners, pathologists, and SIDS researchers that warns of the dangers of co-sleeping. Citing findings from a small number of studies, the researchers attribute as many as 50% of all investigated SIDS cases to co-sleeping situations. We don’t normally report on articles that are from a less-than-scientific source when it comes to parenting recommendations but we’ve chosen this article because it touches on a familiar topic in its third paragraph.
“But their guidance is likely to anger some parents who argue that sharing a bed strengthens bonds, promotes breastfeeding and is part of child-rearing in some cultures.”
It seems that in England as well as the USA, parents are seeing safety recommendations as direct insults to their personal integrity. We know we just got through posting about our stance regarding this type of angered response but this international example seems to add a sense of urgency to the issue. It’s important that you know our recommendations are based on research and given with the intent of reducing the risk for SIDS. If we didn’t think our advice was in the best interest of you and your child’s safety, we would not be giving it.