More than half of cot deaths happen when a baby is sleeping with a parent, a study has revealed
god its so sad when you read about these stories a friend of mine her baby was 18 months and he died from cot death i didnt think it could happen at that age its so so sad
I think you will find it says half of cot deaths are related to co sleeping with a parent who has had alcohol or drugs taken, not just co sleeping. Your statement is somewhat misleading to those of us trying to figure out whether to co sleep or not. Having said that, thank you for pointing out the article as it makes you aware of how dangerous it is to fall asleep on a sofa with a baby, which I hadn't really thought of.
I always say read surveys with caution, especially where data is highly interpretative like in this case, bearing in mind that the assessment of the results is subjective data and not objective data.
Also always bear in my mind where and how the article is published eg in a science magazine or a daily newspaper that is going to hone on the 'dramatic' attention headline grabbing elements of a study mostly taking data out of context.
I would also just point out that in african countries all mums co-sleep with their babies and cot death is virtually unheard of.
As for it being dangereous to co-sleep with alcohol and drugs in your system, that is not exactly 'news'.
Have to agree HU101, completely inflammatory article, it's common sense that parents on drugs or booze put their babies at risk if they sleep with them. In Asian countries such as Japan and China they have the same experience as Africa - vast majority co-sleep and SIDS is unheard of.
Plus there's a lot of evidence pointing to toxic gases on mattresses being to blame - in NZ they have had a 100% success rate with mattress wrapping [url:9zgruxh7]http://www.prevent-sids.org/babesafe-mattress-wrapping-success.htm[/url:9zgruxh7]
There's also a lot of evidence that co-sleeping can reduce the risk of SIDS as it can regulate baby's breathing
[quote="RJR":2wyn50xd]Have to agree HU101, completely inflammatory article, it's common sense that parents on drugs or booze put their babies at risk if they sleep with them. In Asian countries such as Japan and China they have the same experience as Africa - vast majority co-sleep and SIDS is unheard of.
Plus there's a lot of evidence pointing to toxic gases on mattresses being to blame - in NZ they have had a 100% success rate with mattress wrapping [url:2wyn50xd]http://www.prevent-sids.org/babesafe-mattress-wrapping-success.htm[/url:2wyn50xd]
There's also a lot of evidence that co-sleeping can reduce the risk of SIDS as it can regulate baby's breathing[/quote:2wyn50xd]
Does anyone wrap mattresses here? It is something I have never heard of but would be interested to know.
sorry girls - just put the article up as i came across it - really for everyone to read and interpret themselves and form their own opinions
i'm not for or against co-sleeping - i tend to just put things up that i come across related to pregnancy
didn't mean to cause any offence - simply for debate purposes and opinions
- I was thinking of posting the article myself actually, it is of great interest and well worth debating.
There are so many surveys out there and it gets frightening and confusing for new mums esp as most surveys contradict each other so that it is important to distinguish what gives a statistic or conclusion more credibility, because some of the stuff out there is just cheap bad journalism.
Absolutely no offence taken
I saw this on RTE news. At first they made it sound as though it was co-sleeping as in in a bed. Then they mentioned that most cases were on a sofa. Now from that article it appears there is also a drink/drugs element. This must have been a very scary headline to parents who are co-sleeping responsibly.
It seems cot-death is one of those issues that always grabs headlines and the reporting of research can be very confusing and upsetting.