One out of two cases of sudden
infant death syndrome in Victoria
was attributed to co-sleeping or adults sharing the bed with infants.
Statistics showed that 33 of the
72 cases of sudden infant deaths happened when a child shared the bed with an
Parents get confusing messages
and are not clear about what is the safe thing to do- whether it is safe to
make the infants sleep alone or share the bed with them?
While some studies point to an
elevated risk of SIDS from co-sleeping with infants, there are other studies
which have given a clean chit.
To understand the risks of
co-sleeping with infants, researchers will look into factors like suffocation,
excessive body heat and its influence on SIDS.