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Running head: RISKS AND BENEFITS OF PARENT/CHILD BED SHARING 1 Risks and Benefits of Parent/Child Bed Sharing Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Risks and Benefits of Parent/Child Bed Sharing Should Children Sleep With Their Parents There have been numerous debates about parent/child bed sharing for a long period. Bed sharing is defined as a situation in which the child shares the same bed. There has nee firm opposition to parent/child co-sleeping but there is no scientific proof to show the ill-effects of parents sleeping with their children (Sobralske & Gruber, 2009). Some of the studies show that when parents sleep with children there are high chances of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). More studies are being conducted to establish some risk that the child or the parent might be exposed as a result of co-sleeping. Within the primary care, parent/child co-sleeping is an intensive topic (Sobralske & Gruber, 2009). Many people have different views as far as co-sleeping is concerned as there are people who endorse it while others oppose it (Sobralske & Gruber, 2009). There are several books and
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RISK AND BENEFITS OF PARENT/CHILD BED SHARING 2 journals which have been published to provide guidance on co-sleeping. Co-sleeping is being discouraged on the basis that it is associated with risk for SIDS. There are high chances that an infant can be overlain by an adult, getting overheated, being asphyxiated if the adult is a smoker among others. American Academy of Pediatrics is against co-sleeping but they recommend room sharing (Sobralske & Gruber, 2009). There are some cultures which view parent/child sleeping as an opportunity to create a healthy bonding. Co-sleeping is associated with the
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