New Study Affirms Bed-sharing with Toddlers OK

A study released July 18 in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has found that “There seem to be no negative associations between bed-sharing in toddlerhood and children’s behavior and cognition at age 5 years.”

The study looked at data from 944 families with children ages 1-5.

Source: “Mother-Child Bed-sharing in Toddlerhood and Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes,” July 18, 2011, Pediatrics

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