Are co-sleeper beds safe? Some re-branded as 'loungers' after infant deaths, rule change

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Are co-sleeper beds safe? Pediatricians say ‘no’ but products remain

About 3,500 infants die from sleep-related deaths in the U.S. every year. The risks increase five to 10 times when a baby under four months of age sleeps on the same surface with someone else.

As a new parent, you may have the instinct to keep your child close when you sleep and there are plenty of products on the market that can be used to share your bed with your baby.  

But bed-sharing or co-sleeping – the practice of sleeping in the same bed as one’s child – can be hazardous for infants, as there’s a risk of the baby suffocating when a parent rolls over them or covers them up. 

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