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Are cosleepers safe?

By BabySleepAdmin 1 week ago

Althea Shelton

Are co-sleepers safe?

A recent study looking at the safety of co-sleepers, which include infant bedside sleepers (they typically attach to the bed) and in bed sleepers (such as baby boxes), found that many of the reported adverse events that occurred while using a co-sleeper was due to improper use or assembly of the co-sleeper. So, it is extremely important that you correctly follow the manufacturer’s instructions on assembly and proper use.

For more information about the safety of co-sleepers/cosleepers, see this research article:

Thompson EL, Moon RY. Hazard Patterns Associated With Co-sleepers. Clinical pediatrics. 2016;55(7):645-649.

 

About Dr. Althea Robinson Shelton
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  Sleep Environment, Sleep Safety