How long did baby sleep in your room?
How long did your child sleep in your bedroom for before they moved into their own room? A few weeks or a few months perhaps? Maybe they’re still there many years on!
The NHS says your baby shouldn’t move into their own room before they’re six months old. However, these guidelines could change after expert paediatricians in the U.S found that ideally, babies should stay in their parents' room at night for a full year! Does that sound like a long time to you?
Were you sobbing when they left your room, or celebrating the fact you got your space back. The information reported by the Daily Mail comes from recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). They stress that babies shouldn't share a bed with parents because that increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The safest place for them to sleep is on a firm surface such as a crib or bassinet, without any soft bedding, bumpers or pillows!
Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, co-author of the AAP guidelines and paediatrics researcher at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey, says sleeping in the same room, but not in the same bed, may reduce babies' risk of SIDS by up to a massive 50 per cent!
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