I co-sleep with my son sometimes. He's almost 9 months old. For the first few months I wouldn't do it at all because I was a bit nervous. However, I've become such a light sleeper that if he even drops his pacifier, I wake up. My husband is the same way. We have a California King sized bed, so it's huge. My son, if in our bed, sleeps between us. Neither me or my husband are overweight, do drugs, take sleeping aids, or drink alcohol. There has actually recent evidence showing that SIDS may be genetic. The risk here would be suffocation. I trust my instincts, and I feel that it's safe in my situation. I never really advise parents against or for co-sleeping, because in some instances, it could be dangerous. However, there have also been times where co-sleeping may have helped prevent SIDS. Some studies say that it helps infants regulate their breathing with the parents.
at 11:17 PM on Jun. 12, 2010