This webpage has been posted in order to provide easy access to the Web's best information on cosleeping.
Cosleeping (sometimes spelled co-sleeping, and also known as bed sharing or "having a family bed") is the practice of having your infant in your bed with you during sleep. Cosleeping promotes breastfeeding and bonding, and it is safer than crib/cot sleeping when practiced correctly. Cosleeping beyond the breastfeeding years is common in many non-Western cultures, and even in the West many families choose to extend cosleeping through toddlerhood and well into middle childhood.
Learn more about cosleeping at the following websites...
Dr. James McKenna's Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about safe cosleeping:
The Natural Child Project, cosleeping articles:
Mothering Magazine, articles on the family bed:
Attachment Parenting International, cosleeping information and advocacy:
Co-sleeping on Wikipedia:
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