by Diana Kohnle

Health Tip: Considering Bed Sharing?

What the experts say
(HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend bed sharing for babies, especially if:
The baby is younger than 4 months, or was born at a low birth weight or prematurely. Any user of the bed is a smoker, even if there is no smoking in bed. Parents have taken any kind of drug that could interfere with the ability to awaken easily. A bed user is not the baby's parent. If the bed includes soft blankets, bedding or pillows.