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<a href="http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2009&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0047&pn=1795" target="_blank">http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/...r=0047&pn=1795</a><br><br>
I glanced over it and it doesn't appear to be outlawing co-sleeping or anything; it seems that people birthing in hospitals or with state-certified midwives will have to sign some kind of statement though. Will it be a form that says we agree not to cosleep? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Hmmm, that's interesting.
 

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it looks like this bill never passed in the senate- so it's not going anywhere at the moment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
what irks me though is why is there never a push for education on *safe* cosleeping since it's something that so many new parents do? some (like most of us here) have made a very intentional and educated decision to do so, but there are many others who bring baby into bed at some point when they hadn't planned to. shouldn't they be educated on how to do so safely (ie not on the couch, not when anyone has been drinking, taking meds etc) rather than just a blanket "co sleeping isn't safe?" it's just unrealistic!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it looks like this bill never passed in the senate- so it's not going anywhere at the moment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
what irks me though is why is there never a push for education on *safe* cosleeping since it's something that so many new parents do? some (like most of us here) have made a very intentional and educated decision to do so, but there are many others who bring baby into bed at some point when they hadn't planned to. shouldn't they be educated on how to do so safely (ie not on the couch, not when anyone has been drinking, taking meds etc) rather than just a blanket "co sleeping isn't safe?" it's just unrealistic!</div>
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Most new parents don't realize that newborns can't sleep on their own at first, so they come home and bring them into their room to get those precious minutes of sleep between feedings and diaper changes. We had planned on it from the beginning, and I slept on my back with my baby on my tummy with a Boppy pillow around his legs for the first few weeks, then transitioned him to sleeping between myself and DH. Both perfectly safe, provided I don't drink or smoke or take sleeping pills (duh). I even slept in the recliner with him in the Moby for a week when he was congested. I wake up if he so much as sighs in his sleep. It boggles my mind that the "authorities" can issue a blanket statement that co-sleeping is "bad" when nearly everyone in the world has done it at some point, whether planned or not.
 
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