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Co Sleeping Safety Guidelines, with James McKenna, PhD

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How to Safely Co-Sleep James McKenna, PhD

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How to Safely Co-Sleep and the Best Products to Use

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CO-SLEEPING: Myths, How To, Why I Do It

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The Truth about Co-sleeping

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Co-Sleeping: The Dangers of Bed Sharing & Safe Alternatives

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Checklist for Safe Co-Sleeping Consider Your Bed Choice. Use a large mattress to provide ample room and comfort for everyone. The best option is to Keep Sheets Secure. Make sure your fitted sheets stay secure and cannot be pulled loose. Remove All Pillows and Blankets.

When sleeping with an. • Your bed must be absolutely safe for your baby. The best choice is to place the mattress on the floor, making sure there are no crevices that your baby can become wedged in. Make certain your mattress is flat, firm, and smooth.

As long as parents take precautions, co-sleeping or bed sharing is safe at any age. Again, make sure that the surface of your bed is firm enough if your baby is sleeping in it and avoid making mistakes like sleeping with your infant when you’re intoxicated or on medication that affects your sleep. It is important to realize that the physical and social conditions under which infant-parent cosleeping occur, in all Bottlefeeding babies should always sleep alongside the mother on a separate surface rather than in the bed.

If bedsharin. Talk to your pediatrician about your sleeping arrangements. Remove all big blankets from the bed, ensure you have a firm mattress, skip the feather bed and avoid plush pillows.

Headboard slats should be no farther apart than 2 3/8 inches. There should be no gaps between the mattress and the frame. Don’t allow older siblings to sleep with a baby under nine months.

Sleeping children do not have the same awareness of tiny babies as do parents, and too small or too crowded a bed space is not a good arrangement for cosleeping safely. Don’t. Co-sleeping safety.

Where Babies Sleep from the ISIS Infant Sleep Information Source. Guidelines to Sleeping Safe with Infants by James J. McKenna, Ph.D. Safe Sleep 7: Is it safe to bedshare? is a free handout for parents, produced by La Leche League International. Monitoring and evaluating safe sleep campaigns and programs.

Caregivers can: Place babies on their back for every sleep. Room share, but not bed share with babies. Keep soft bedding such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of their baby’s sleep area. Learn about safe sleep practices for your baby and talk to your healthcare provider.

Provide a Safe Sleeping Environment night and day. Adding to the key messages on the front of this Safe Sleeping Checklist Soft bedding, such as soft mattresses, or folded doonas, pillows and cushions and sheepskins should not be used as substitutes for mattresses Do not sleep baby or sleep with baby on a sofa or couch, chair, water bed or bean bag. Do not sleep with your baby if you are a large person, as a parent’s excess weight poses a proven risk to baby in a co-sleeping situation.

I cannot give you a specific weight-to-baby ratio; simply examine how you and baby settle in next to each other.

List of related literature:

Safe co-sleeping includes bedding that fits tightly to the mattress, no soft pillows or space between the bed and the wall, and placing the baby on his or herback or side.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

Recommendations on creating a safe sleep environment include (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011): • Placing the baby on his or her back on a firm sleep surface (such as a crib or bassinet with a tight-fitting sheet) • Avoid use of soft bedding, including crib bumpers, blankets, pillows and soft toys

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book: Active Learning for Collaborative Practice” by Barbara L Yoost, Lynne R Crawford
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book: Active Learning for Collaborative Practice
by Barbara L Yoost, Lynne R Crawford
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

A study by Haucket al. (2003) recommends that parents and other caretakers should learn to place infants on their backs to sleep, should use firm bedding and avoid pillows, and avoid co-sleeping, especially on a sofa.

“Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families” by Lisa Aronson Fontes, Jon R. Conte
from Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families
by Lisa Aronson Fontes, Jon R. Conte
Guilford Publications, 2008

Use every safe tool at your disposal, including pacifiers, swaddling, and white noise (more on these in Chapter 5, Baby Sleep Power Tools).

“Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents” by Alexis Dubief
from Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents
by Alexis Dubief
Lomhara Press, 2017

Advice on sleeping position, co-sleeping and bedding ties in with cot death prevention.

“Rennie & Roberton's Textbook of Neonatology E-Book” by Janet M. Rennie
from Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology E-Book
by Janet M. Rennie
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

• Keep soft objects and loose bedding out of the crib to reduce the risk of SIDS, suffocation, entrapment, and strangulation.

“Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences” by Robert B. Daroff, Michael J. Aminoff
from Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
by Robert B. Daroff, Michael J. Aminoff
Elsevier Science, 2014

In addition to “back to sleep,” the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends use of a firm sleep surface, removal of soft objects and loose bedding from the crib, no co-sleeping, cessation of maternal smoking during and after pregnancy, offering a pacifier at sleep time, and avoidance of overheating.

“Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics” by Ellen F. Crain, Jeffrey C. Gershel, Sandra J. Cunningham
from Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics
by Ellen F. Crain, Jeffrey C. Gershel, Sandra J. Cunningham
Cambridge University Press, 2010

• Do not let babies sleep on soft surfaces (beds, sofas, chairs), recliners, bouncy chairs, or swings.

“Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants E-Book” by Sheila A. Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert
from Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants E-Book
by Sheila A. Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

• Avoid bed sharing and co-sleeping.

“Pediatric Primary Care E-Book” by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
from Pediatric Primary Care E-Book
by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Use a firm, flat surface and avoid waterbeds, couches, sofas, pillows, duvets, quilts, comforters, soft materials, loose bedding, soft toys, lambskins, and bumper pads in cribs.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

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  • If you have a pillow top on your bed that isn’t safe because it can indent causing the dock a Tot to indent…. just be very careful. I read that you can’t have those fluffy toppers when you bedshare

  • I would say do not sleep with down comforters and do not sleep with pillows or pillow toppers. Babies can’t sleep on an indented surface or it can impair their breathing.

  • Hi Jessica! So my baby is five months old and we JUST started cosleeping because he just won’t sleep longer than an hour in his crib without waking up for comfort. If he’s in bed with us he sleep a very long time and even with naps if he’s in the crib or rocker he will nap 30 minutes, but in our bed he will nap 2-3 hours. My question is — if we start cosleeping now at five months old, how and when do you think he will go back to his crib? Better said when will you be transition the baby from bed share to her own crib? Im a new subscriber and loving your videos!

  • Nirsing my son22 and 1/2 months. Thought that dude was gonna be on the boob til college. One day he was like…. “Meh”…and I was like.. “Meh?” and he was like “Meh…..”. I cried.

  • “…Would not be roused by rolling over on to a child…’ That one always gets me. Where is the common sense in these warnings? Great video!

  • You got a million of compliments from people who love the video. However, I see these are mostly women. Mostly moms. I hope you may then still enjoy one more happy comment from a guy. Yes. At 8:20, I agree with all claims, and thought I would make you happy to let you know (btw: my kid was co-sleeping with his mom for too long to admit, so I am NOT entirely ignorant in the matter):)  … keep promoting smart lifestyle!!!

  • Wow, I’ve never seen a dock-a-tot! We used a bedside cosleeper with my daughter, so she’d start the night in there but end up in our bed. Once she was about four months she was in our bed full time.

    She’ll be almost three when Bub #2 comes along and we’re trying to figure out our family bed setup. We’ll probably have our oldest in a single bed sandwiched up against our bed.

    We’ve always loved having her in our bed, and she needs us to help her potty throughout the night so we haven’t got any plans of moving her out ��

  • I like your arrangement and will try it for my next one whenever that is �� we still co sleep with our 11 mo and I got rid of the bed and got a wall to wall mattress. Gives all of us adequate space and no risk of a fall for the lil one

  • My daughter is two months old and we use a similar product to dockatot and it works for us too! We change diapers on the bed and I nurse and put her right back down!

  • Yay to this video!! Co slept with my first daughter, currently cosleeping with my second daughter. My first daughter is super independent and confident.Made my son (first born and didn’t follow my instincts) sleep on his own and he is very nervous and insecure. Don’t know for sure that’s related but it’s interesting to me.

  • LOVE that cosleeper! What a space saver! I have a mini arms reach ready for baby #3 but your little one looks awesome! I also love the idea of your basket, I have a similar set up ready, I’ll have to grab your suggestion for the changing padyou’re right mine are cold to lay baby onespecially when sleeping!