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This is second-hand information that I found on another forum. The poster is someone I trust, but I haven't researched it myself.



About the AAP 'SIDS and Cosleeping' policy statement- I did some research on it: it was developed in conjunction with the First Candle organization, which is extremely anti-cosleeping- and this organization is almost exclusively funded by infant product manufacturers (many are crib manufacturers).

It's a biased statement. However, if one really reads between the lines, there's a little portion that most don't notice (actually I don't think they want you to notice, lol)- that "cosleeping, as practiced in western countries" is dangerous. There's likely quite a difference between how many parents sleep here (dangerous factors) and in cultures where bedsharing has always been a safe practice.