What is co-sleeping like in other cultures?
Many families wonder what co-sleeping is like in other cultures. Many families also think – what if my culture and my family think that co-sleeping is the best way to do things? Those are great questions. Families in predominantly Asian countries and regions such as Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, or China co-sleep much more frequently than in the United States. The most important thing to remember across cultures is that you should be able to co-sleep with your child as long as you consider the risks and make it as safe as possible.
There is a lot of information on this website about safety when your child is sleeping, including other posts about co-sleeping on this website, such as this video from Dr. Melisa Moore (“Is it ok to co-sleep?”), or this post by Dr. Deb Babcock (“How can I make co-sleeping safer?”).
Also, check out the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Guide to Safe Sleep!
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