A 18-year-old male asked:
Hi i am a new father and i just wanted to know is it ok to sleep in bed with my baby?
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No. The American : Academy of Pediatrics recommends putting a drowsy baby on his back to fall asleep in his crib on a firm mattress with no loose blankets, soft bedding, pillows or toys to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. See www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep.aspx. Customize the healthychildren app for your baby's age for anticipatory guidance.
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