Can Risk of SIDS Go Up When Infants Share the Bed With Adults?

by Savitha C Muppala on  October 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM Child Health News
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One out of two cases of sudden infant death syndrome in Victoria was attributed to co-sleeping or adults sharing the bed with infants.
 Can Risk of SIDS Go Up When Infants Share the Bed With Adults?
Can Risk of SIDS Go Up When Infants Share the Bed With Adults?

Statistics showed that 33 of the 72 cases of sudden infant deaths happened when a child shared the bed with an adult.

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.



Source: Medindia

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