10 Surprising Scientific Facts About Sharing a Bed With Your Child

Whether you call it co-sleeping, having a family bed, or bedsharing, more and more families today are sleeping together. It's been a popular practice for years in many other parts of the world, but here in America, views are split. Some parents think sharing a bed creates a dangerous sleeping environment for a baby. (Not to mention puts a serious cramp in their sex life.) Other moms swear this close-in arrangement makes for a happier, healthier baby.

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So how do you make the choice? Should baby come to bed with you or have their own, personal sleeping space?

Here, we break through the speculation (and there is a lot) to give you some hard scientific facts about co-sleeping.

Number two may be shocking to some moms; was this the case in your house?

 

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