News 8 – Most new mothers look forward to nurturing their infants, and the thought of their newborn baby being in a room by themselves is too much for a new mother to handle. So, many new mothers will lay the baby next to them while they both sleep. However, most people while they sleep have the habit of tossing and turning which is dangerous for your newborn infant.
Research has shown that co-sleeping is associated with a higher risk of death, especially among infants under or months of age. After analyzing data on Eve thousand 207 infant deaths from 24 states that occurred between 2004 and 2012, researchers determined that nearly 74% of deaths in babies younger than four months occurred in a bed sharing situation, according to the study published in Pediatrics.
Among other intents, those aged four months to one year, the rate was slightly lower at nearly 59%. What it comes down to is that babies need to sleep in their own crib, alone and on their back. This is the safest way to ensure your child’s health and safety.