I dont get what the big deal is. Why do I constantly hear that bed sharing increases the risk of SIDS. I have NEVER heard of a case of bed sharing that went wrong UNLESS the parents were EXTREMELY over tired, on medication or had been drinking. Also if you follow the bed sharing rules safely then how is it not safe? I would like someone to show me where bed sharing ended badly when the safety rules were completely followed.
I tried to not bed share and just let my baby sleep in his cradle beside the bed. This did not work, we tried it for 3 weeks straight and as soon as I laid him down he would start SCREAMING. We would have to pick him up literally as soon as we put him down. Even when he fell asleep in our arms and we slowly put him down he would wake up within 5 minutes. He was so overtired he would not sleep night OR day. Then I was so tired while sitting up and nursing him that I fell asleep. Thank goodness DH was awake still and woke me right up. If I had fallen asleep with him in my arms that could have been VERY dangerous. When you are THAT tired its just very risky to do that but they need to be fed. I feel its safer to bed share while nursing and when done under the right conditions you can both sleep safely.
Is it really a good idea to let your baby scream and cry all night long because you wont let him sleep with you?? When thats the ONLY way he is able to sleep. If I even leave the room he immediately wakes up, he has to be with me constantly and isnt that what babies are supposed to do?? If nature intended for mother and child to not sleep together then along with pushing a baby out we'd be pushing a cradle out as well. Just sayin.