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23/8/19

Catherine

Hi, I was reading this study "Mother-Infant Room-Sharing and Sleep Outcomes in the INSIGHT Study" which concludes that room-sharing at ages 4 and 9 months is associated with less nighttime sleep in both the short and long-term, reduced sleep consolidation, and unsafe sleep practices previously associated with sleep-related death. I was wondering what red nose thinks about babies sleeping in their own room from 4 months old?

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Posted a response on 3/9/19

Red Nose Australia

hi Catherine,

Red Nose has the following information about Room Sharing.
Room-sharing with a baby has been shown to reduce the risk of SUDI.
Red Nose therefore recommends sleeping with a baby in a cot next to the parents’ bed for the first six to twelve months of life.
Placing a baby in the sleep space on their back and keeping them under supervision is equally important for both night-time and day-time sleeps
Safety of the baby’s sleep environment is a priority over sharing the same room as the baby…...

Parents are not expected to observe their baby constantly.
If your baby is sleeping in a separate room check baby regularly

Red Nose recognizes that Room Sharing may not always be possible for all babies, hence the importance of the safety of the sleep environment & regular checking of sleeping infants.


For complete information, & supported references please see article.
https://rednose.org.au/article/room-sharing-with-baby

Posted a response on 3/9/19

Red Nose Australia

hi Catherine,

Red Nose has the following information about Room Sharing.
Room-sharing with a baby has been shown to reduce the risk of SUDI.
Red Nose therefore recommends sleeping with a baby in a cot next to the parents’ bed for the first six to twelve months of life.
Placing a baby in the sleep space on their back and keeping them under supervision is equally important for both night-time and day-time sleeps
Safety of the baby’s sleep environment is a priority over sharing the same room as the baby…...

Parents are not expected to observe their baby constantly.
If your baby is sleeping in a separate room check baby regularly

Red Nose recognizes that Room Sharing may not always be possible for all babies, hence the importance of the safety of the sleep environment & regular checking of sleeping infants.


For complete information, & supported references please see article.
https://rednose.org.au/article/room-sharing-with-baby

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