The Family Bed
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[One way to save getting out of bed in the night, and fosters emotional health like Breastfeeding.  Touch is important.  A cot beside the bed is a good idea in the first year.]

[2017 Jan 17] A 7-Pound Premature Baby Died After Receiving 8 Vaccine Doses, Her Death Was Blamed On Co-Sleeping Instead Of The Toxic Vaccines  The pathologistís opinion was that Aysia died from positional asphyxiation related to co-sleeping and being born prematurely, without having to prove this is what she died from. There was no mention on her autopsy report that she had been recently vaccinated.

[2014] Bad news for dads: Babies 'should share mother's bed until age three' because it's good for their hearts

[Media May 15, 2006] Children 'should sleep with parents until five'

See: Bonding (attachment)  Sleeping position

"I'm reminded of a debate the famous pediatrician Robert Mendelsohn, MD had with a psychiatrist.  The panellist asked them about the Family Bed (everyone sleeping together). "It's a terrible idea," said the psychiatrist.  "I'd never sleep with my children. It fosters dependency, it confuses them sexually, it's just plain wrong." The moderator asked if Dr. Mendelsohn would care to respond. "I agree with the psychiatrist," said Dr. Mendelsohn.  "Psychiatrists should not sleep with their children.  But for everyone else, it's just wonderful. I gives infants the warmth and security they seek.  It enhances emotional health and it brings the family closer."--Ted Koren DC

The Family Bed by Tine Thevenin