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Co-Sleeping and Obesity

I don't buy this. It's a small study that relies upon parental reporting. Most data shows clearly that everyone gets a better night's sleep when kids are in their own beds and not hogging the sheets in their parents' bed. Not to mention that co-sleeping is a known risk factor for SIDS among infants.

Sleeping in Parents' Bed May Reduce Kids' Obesity Risk

Parents who let their young children climb into bed with them during the night may decrease their child's risk of obesity, a new study from Denmark suggests. Read More