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: Hi everyone! I never post but when I saw this short article in Better Homes and Gardens and had to vent to people who would understand! I want to write and complain! I will type it up if I'm allowed but I wasn't sure if I could or not. It's pretty short so I have no problem sharing it. LMK if I can! TIA!
 

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I don't know about copyright rules with that sort of thing or not. Is it on their website (too lazy to go look LOL), if it is, attaching the link is not against the rules, that I do know.
 

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I want to see the article so I went and checked their website and didn't find any articles like that. Maybe you could at least let us know in your own words what it said?
 

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You can type it here if it's 100 words or less, and give credit to where it came from and who wrote it. Otherwise, the best bet is to post a link.

Since when is BH&G an expert on parenting?
 

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Ugh! I really wish you all could read it! If I counted correctly it's about 234 words. I have got to get to bed (my dd JUST fell asleep!) bc I have a doctor's appt very early in the am. I will try my best to sum it up tomorrow. Sorry you all can't see it! TTY tomorrow!
 

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DB, good point. I mean, why redecorate the nursery in all the latest designer themes if you're just gonna keep the baby in your bed. Where's the fun in that?
 

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"According to research published in the journal Pediatrics, infants are 40 times more likely to suffocate when sleeping in adult beds than when sleeping alone in a crib."

"Many parents mistakenly believe they will wake if their infant is in distress."

"Proponents of bedsharing argue that it allows babies to match their breathing to their parents, preventing SIDS."

"That argument may hold true during stage 1 and 2 sleep,.........but it doesn't apply to the deeper REM sleep,....."

"All babies younger than 1 year old should sleep in their crib or in a cosleeper or bassinet next to your bed."


Author- Alisa Bauman & the medical professional that was quoted in the article is Dr. James Kemp, associate professor at St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri

These are the statements that stood out to me. Anyway, thanks for letting me share! I needed to vent about it bc I hate when articles only show negatives!
 

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Now how many parents will end up deciding against co-sleeping because of this article?

I hope you will write to them. Can you post the link to the rest of the article? That is way too bizarre that anything about Co-sleeping would be in that magazine in the first place. DB has a good point though.
 

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I wonder where they got the info on REM sleep? I can get some good James McKenna, PhD rebuttal quotes from his response letter to Kemp in "Pediatrics" if anyone needs them.

(sadly, the two who wrote criticisms of the original McKenna article in Pediatrics were from my former institution (Kemp) and my current institution (Kattwinkel)
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Originally Posted by Witchy*AP*Mama


"That argument may hold true during stage 1 and 2 sleep,.........but it doesn't apply to the deeper REM sleep,....."

Author- Alisa Bauman & the medical professional that was quoted in the article is Dr. James Kemp, associate professor at St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri


I really hope that Kemp isn't responsible for the concept that REM is a "deeper" sleep, as REM is essentially the lightest stage of sleep (only shown up by the Stage 1 sleep which lasts 1-5 minutes at the beginning of sleep). Delta is the deepest.

I bet this is only the tip of the ice berg of the amount of inaccuracies and assumptions based on inaccuracies in this article.

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So...what do I say to my in-laws, my grandma, etc...when they all read this article and tell me that "THE DOCTORS SAY" it's dangerous. And they believe everything they read in mainstream media...grrr!

Someone help me with some great quotes, links, comebacks!
 
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