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is it normal & psychologically healthy for children to sleep in the same bed with a parent?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed.

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