Babies safest sleeping in room with parents
Babies should sleep in their parents’ bedroom for six months and ideally as long as a year to decrease the risk of sleep-related death.
The new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that room sharing but not bed sharing cuts the risk of SIDS by as much as 50%.
Infants should sleep on a separate surface such as a cot, and be placed on their back with a tight fitting sheet, the AAP advises.
All soft bedding, including cot bumpers, blankets, pillows and soft toys should be avoided.
Lead author Dr Rachel Moon says the report