When it comes to co-sleeping and the dangers associated with it, many parents believe the benefits outweigh the risks of SIDS, especially because they're doing it the right way. They don't smoke, or drink alcohol, and or take drugs, so their babies shouldn't be at a higher risk ... or so they thought.
A new study, however, found that the risk of SIDS increases five-fold when parents share a bed with an infant, even if the parents don't smoke, drink alcohol, or take drugs -- even if the baby was breastfed. According to MedPage Today, the study found that 9 out of 10 SIDS births that involve co-sleeping would not have occurred if the parents weren't sharing a bed with their children. That's pretty sobering information.