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All the computers in the world do not have storage to hold all I want to say about this.<br><br><a href="http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle" target="_blank">www.startribune.com/lifestyle</a> "Debating the Family Bed"<br><br>
It's relevant because of the breastfeeding remark at the end of the 2nd article.
 

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I wonder what would have happened to the baby in the story (end of page two) if she'd stopped breathing alone in her crib. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I totally agree. I've never read so much hogwash in my life. Humanity has been cosleeping and bfing before written history, but if modern medicine says that cosleeping is unsafe and formula is just as good as bfing, well by golly it must be true! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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I never understood why there is so much drama in the mainstream world about sleep sharing! I'm on my 7th pregnancy, so romance was obviously not an issue. My 18 yo, 9 yo and 5 yo are very happy to sleep in their own rooms (although the 9 and 5 sometimes sleep together by choice!). My almost 3 is in the room with us still, but she sleeps in her own bed until morning, when she crawls in (very welcome, I might add!) with us, and when the baby is born, he will be with us also. It's logical. It makes sense. Can someone tell me WHY you would put a brand new, needy human being in another room, away from his/her caregivers??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I just don't get it.
 

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Umm... what a worthless article. Lots of parents say cosleeping is great. A woman's baby didn't die because of it, yet it ends on such a fearful note. Crappy, sensationalist journalism.<br><br>
Do what works for your family. My kids love having us close, and and we don't mind. In fact, we cherish these fleeting days, when our children need us to comfort them. All too soon, they will be grown up and independent.
 

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Something about kids shouldn't be violating the sanctity of the marraige bed and the kid needing to learn to be independant and some other b*llshit I heard some non-experts spew off on the Internet.
 

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What are they going to do next, outlaw children's books? Because reading leads to sleeping with the baby on your lap, which will lead to suffocation.<br><br>
Notice how furniture, rockers, recliners, couches, all of which are considered safe, suddenly become unsafe when you sleep in it.
 

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I am SO sick of hearing about "the sanctity of the bedroom/marriage bed." My then-husband and I coslept with DS until he was 1, when HE decided he was ready for his own space (restless sleeping, sleeping better alone, etc). He moved happily into his own bed in his own room. My bed was no more sanctified when it was child-free than when DS was there. If anything, it was less so. What's more beautiful and precious and holy than a sleeping child? I can't think of anything I'd rather do than cuddle DS and kiss his face while his sleeps. NOT ONE THING.
 

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I hate reading these opinion pieces about stuff like this, it gives the uneducated fuel for their fire. All 3 of my kids have co-slept, all 3 of them now sleep in their own beds, they are all independent, they are all self-calming. Everything about co-sleeping was perfect for us. All I heard was bad things about it, never a positive comment, only warnings about how i would roll over and squish them, how it causes sids<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: . People are so foolish sometimes, it drives me nuts!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Something about kids shouldn't be violating the sanctity of the marraige bed and the kid needing to learn to be independant and some other b*llshit I heard some non-experts spew off on the Internet.</div>
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What "sanctity"? Why is that one piece of furniture (a bed) so special?? How come you never here about the sanctity of the "marital couch" or the "marital bathroom"? And WHY is a newborn supposed to be independant?? Or even a toddler? Once they're out of your womb, they no longer need us? Talking about denegrading motherhood!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
*disclaimer: I know Equushia is being sarcastic. The above rant is NOT towards her, I'm just hormonal and annoyed that I've been asked FOUR TIMES in the last 24 hours about my "nursery"!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What "sanctity"? Why is that one piece of furniture (a bed) so special?? How come you never here about the sanctity of the "marital couch" or the "marital bathroom"?</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> No kidding about the marital couch!<br><br>
Anyhow, I didn't read the article, but when I became a mother I was just blown away by all of the public scolding that is out there regarding childrearing. I just try to ignore it now. Ack!
 
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