Co-Sleeping: The Dangers of Bed Sharing & Safe Alternatives
Co-sleeping, or sleeping with your baby in the bed with you, is dangerous for several different reasons. In this video, Dr. Jamie Kondis of St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses why doctors advise against co-sleeping or bed sharing. Plus, she offers some safe alternatives for parents, such as room sharing, with your baby’s crib right next to your bed.
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