Room sharing has been found to be one of a few factors that can reduce the risk of SIDS.
. I put him in his cot in his own room (next to mine with the cot against my wall) and invested in a good baby monitor.
A good monitor and the baby in another room is not protective against SIDS at all.
Babies sleeping close to their parents or mother are safer and a more regular breathing pattern and more arousal from sleep and more contact with their mother. A good monitor does not perform this function for the baby
There are a million different things recommended as a parent none of which in the end are likely to make much difference.
Slight exaggeration there
There are not 1 million recommendation there are SIX !
Six recommendations to help decrease the risk of SIDS.
Also the recommendations have made a big difference to death rates from SIDShttp://www.sidsandkids.org/wp-content/uplo...981-to-date.pdf
The 6 recommendationshttp://www.sidsandkids.org/safe-sleeping/
SIDS and KIDS recommendation link for room sharing infohttp://sidsandkidswa.org/assets/info-state...oom_sharing.pdf
I think people are very quick to underestimate or brush off this particular recommendation.
So in answer to you OP....your baby is at less risk of SIDS if you leave him in the room with you for the next 3-9 months of his life
Edited by meemee75, 13 January 2013 - 09:26 PM.