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The practice of parents and one or more infants or small children sharing a bed while sleeping.
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"But in this case there was cosleeping and that's why we can't point to the brain lesions as the trigger for this sad event.
In some instances parents feel they cannot be honest about cosleeping with their child so don't receive information on how to do so more safely.
A pathologist found Chloe was otherwise healthy and the cause of death was "overlaying", due to "cosleeping" on a sofa, which is particularly dangerous.
(17.) McKenna JJ, Ball HL, Gettler LT Mother-infant cosleeping, breastfeeding and sudden infant death syndrome: what biological anthropology has discovered about normal infant sleep and pediatric sleep medicine.
Patient number 2 remains uncontrolled regarding EDS and cataplexy associated with an extremely poor sleep hygiene (no regular sleep-wake cycles, cosleeping, and noisy environment) and major overweight.
(69) The common assumption is that cosleeping with pets is ultimately a bad way to get quality sleep.
Cosleeping in the same room but on different bed surfaces may also be considered a potential intervention that allows the parent the ability to be present with the child in case of a seizure but not be woken by small or insignificant sleep movement of the child.
Thus, activities such as birth bonding, babywearing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, balance, and so on, help children grow into well-adjusted and highly empathetic adults.
For example, parents of children with sleep problems often provide excessive reassurance to their children when they experience nightmares or nighttime fear, extend bedtimes in order to avoid sleep-related distress and difficulties, and permit cosleeping with parents and siblings (Dadds, Barrett, Rapee, & Ryan, 1996).
The practice of cosleeping has become more common again, often due to the parents' parenting philosophy or the simple need to get some sleep.
Cosleeping in urban families with young children in the United States.