Frank A. Clark once said, “A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it.”
Having a child is perhaps the most beautiful moment in a woman’s life. It’s almost as Cael Sandburg says “God’s opinion that life should go on.” But with the euphoria of giving birth to a new life comes in the responsibility of taking complete care of the baby until they can take care of oneself.
A crucial question that all the parents have to decide upon is whether they should share the beds with their babies or not. It’s quite a controversial topic since some encourage it while many discourage it too. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the US consumer product safety commission strongly advocate against bed sharing with an infant and is defined as sleeping on the same surface like a chair, sofa, etc. where the infant is also sleeping.
In the year 2013, a research conducted by National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA the percentage of newborns who share a bed with a parent, caregiver or a child has been doubled between 1993 to 2010 from 6.5% to 13.5 %. Medical News today reported from a study conducted by AAP, stating that bed sharing is the primary cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) which is, in fact, the leading cause of death among infants aged between1 to 12 months. Continue reading “Bed Sharing With Infant – A Constant Debate”