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Is sharing a bed with a 1.5 year old child safe?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das


Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3803 Questions

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Child Health
Question: when is it safe to allow my son to share our bed? He is 1.5 yrs old. I'm worried about sids
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
A careful approach is all you need.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health Care Magic.

You can feel free to share your bed with your child. SIDS is a phenomenon that occurs when the baby is just a few months old and cannot react if the mother rolls over her. Surely you would not be that careless (I presume) and simple care would be enough to ensure that you can share your bed with your child anytime.

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