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Room sharing with your baby may help prevent SIDS, but it means everyone gets less sleep

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best place for a baby to sleep is in his parents’ bedroom. He should sleep in his own crib or bassinet (or in a co-sleeper safely attached to the bed), but shouldn’t be in his own room until he is at least 6 months, better 12 months. This is because studies have shown that when babies…

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